MLK Commission Facts and Calendar

This Community Calendar page is to highlight events across Ohio to commemorate Dr. King.  If your community has a diversity event or an event celebrating Dr. King that you would like included, please send an email to the MLK Commission c/o mlk@das.ohio.gov

Community Calendar

Akron: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Akron

Family Day

Monday, Jan. 20

Akron Art Museum
1 S. High St.
Akron 44308

1 to 4 p.m.

330-376-9185

Free is adult is accompanied by a child. No registration required.

Avon: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Avon

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration -- Lorain Public Library System

Monday, Jan. 20

Avon Branch Library
37485 Harvest Dr.
Avon 44011

9 a.m.

440-934-4743 / www.lorainpubliclibrary.org

All-day crafts and activities

Cincinnati: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Cincinnati

The King Legacy Awards Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 20

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati 45202

Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

513-333-7500 / www.freedomcenter.org

$40 per person

Cincinnati

MLK Coalition March

Monday, Jan. 20

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati 45202

March begins at 10:30 a.m.

513-333-7500 / www.freedomcenter.org

Cincinnati

MLK Day 2020 Programming & Activities

Monday, Jan. 20

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 E. Freedom Way
Cincinnati 45202

Noon to 5 p.m.

513-333-7500 / www.freedomcenter.org

Free general admission. $5 per person for Rosa Parks Experience or Motel X exhibitions.

Cleveland: King Holiday Events 2019

City Event
Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

Featuring: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Friday, Jan. 17

Tinkham Veale University Center, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation Grand Ballroom
11038 Bellflower Rd.
Cleveland 44106

12:45 p.m.

Tickets are free, but online registration requested: case.edu/events/mlk; 216-368-5681

Cleveland

Cuyahoga Community College's Annual Dr. King Celebration

Featuring: Cece Winans

Sunday, Jan. 19

KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square
1519 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland 44115

2:30 to 5 p.m.

Tickets are free, but must be reserved by visiting: mlkcelebration.tri-c.edu.

Currently, sold out; however, waitlist is still being accepted.

Cleveland

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Celebration

Featuring: Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James

Monday, Jan. 20

Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore St.
Cleveland 44113

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

$45 per person

216-229-0306; www.kingbreakfast.org

Cleveland

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Open House

Monday, Jan. 20

The Cleveland Orchestra
Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland 44106

Noon to 5 p.m.

216-231-1111; www.clevelandorchestra.com

Cleveland

Free Admission Day

Monday, Jan. 20

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
Cleveland 44114

10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

216-781-7625

Cleveland

MLK Day Celebration

Monday, Jan. 20

Cleveland History Center
10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland 44106

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

216-721-5722 ext. 1108; www.wrhs.org/events/martin-luther-king-jr-day

Free for all ages. View archival material (photographs and newspaper articles) chronicling the life of Dr. King and his time spent in Cleveland.

Columbia Station: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Columbia Station

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration

Monday, Jan. 20

Columbia Station Library
13824 W. River Road N.
Columbia Station 44028

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

440-236-8751

Columbus: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Columbus

Annual MLK Birthday Breakfast

Featuring: Joyce Beatty

Monday, Jan. 20

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
400 N. High St.
Columbus 43215

7:30 to 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 a.m. 

$60 per person

614-863-6442

Columbus

MLK Celebration and March

Monday, Jan. 20

East High School
15000 E. Broad St.
Columbus 43205

Gathering at 2 p.m.
March begins at 4:45 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Event concludes at 7 p.m.

614-645-1993

Columbus

Free Open House

Monday, Jan. 20

King Arts Complex
867 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus 43203

Noon to 4 p.m.

614-645-5464

Columbus

MLK Day Celebration

Monday, Jan. 20

Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus 44106

$13 Adults
$11 Seniors (60 or older) and college students (with valid ID)
$7 Youth (4 to 12)
Free under 3

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Collection Connection: Civil Rights in Ohio at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fighting for Union and Freedom at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen at 1 p.m.

614-297-2300

Columbus

29th MLK Day of Learning

Featuring: Achea Redd

Wednesday, Jan. 20

1 College and Main
Columbus 43209

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

614-236-6011; www.capital.edu/mlk-day

Dayton: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Dayton

MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

Friday, Jan. 17

Greater Allen Church
1620 W. 5th St.
Dayton 45402

10 a.m.

$37.50 per person

937-223-5115; www.mlkdaytoninc.org

Dayton

MLK Musical

Sunday, Jan. 19

Shiloh Baptist Church
3801 Fairbanks Ave.
Dayton 45402

5 p.m.

937-268-6711; www.mlkdaytoninc.org

Dayton

MLK Teen Day

Film screening and discussion: Harriet

Monday, Jan. 20

The NEON
130 E. 5th St.
Dayton 45402

Movie begins at 11:35 a.m.
Doors open at 11 a.m.

937-333-4700

Dayton

MLK Celebration Banquet

Featuring: Elder Spiver W. Gordon

Monday, Jan. 20

Dayton Convention Center Great Hall
22 E. 5th St.
Dayton 45402

6 to 9 p.m.

$75 per person

937-333-4700; www.mlkdaytoninc.org

Delaware: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Delaware

Annual Delaware-area Worship Service

Featuring: Rev. Dr. Ervin Smith

Sunday, Jan. 19

Delaware City Vineyard
32 Troy Road
Delaware 43015

3 p.m.

740-368-3083; sehayes@owu.edu

Delaware

Annual MLK Breakfast Celebration

Featuring: Korie L. Edwards, Ph.D

Monday, Jan. 20

Ohio Wesleyan University
40 Rowland Ave.
Delaware 43015

8:30 a.m.
Doors open at 7:45 a.m.

$25 per person; a table for 8 is $175.

740-368-3083; www.owu.edu/calendars/details/2020-mlk-celebration-church-service/2020-01-19

Elyria: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Columbus

Annual MLK Birthday Breakfast

Featuring: Joyce Beatty

Monday, Jan. 20

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
400 N. High St.
Columbus 43215

7:30 to 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 a.m. 

$60 per person

614-863-6442

Columbus

MLK Celebration and March

Monday, Jan. 20

East High School
15000 E. Broad St.
Columbus 43205

Gathering at 2 p.m.
March begins at 4:45 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.
Event concludes at 7 p.m.

614-645-1993

Columbus

Free Open House

Monday, Jan. 20

King Arts Complex
867 Mount Vernon Ave.
Columbus 43203

Noon to 4 p.m.

614-645-5464

Columbus

MLK Day Celebration

Monday, Jan. 20

Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus 44106

$13 Adults
$11 Seniors (60 or older) and college students (with valid ID)
$7 Youth (4 to 12)
Free under 3

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Collection Connection: Civil Rights in Ohio at 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fighting for Union and Freedom at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Courage in the Skies: The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen at 1 p.m.

614-297-2300

Columbus

29th MLK Day of Learning

Featuring: Achea Redd

Wednesday, Jan. 20

1 College and Main
Columbus 43209

8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

614-236-6011; www.capital.edu/mlk-day

Lebanon: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Lebanon

NAACP Annual King Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 19

Lebanon Presbyterian Church
123 N. East St.
Lebanon 45036

2 to 4 p.m.

513-932-2751

Delaware

MLK Art Workshop

Monday, Jan. 20

Countryside YMCA
1699 Deerfield Road
Lebanon 45036

Noon to 2 p.m.

513-932-7919

Lorain: King Holiday Events 2020

City Event
Lorain

NAACP Annual King Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 19

Mount Zion Baptist Church
1516 E. 30th St.
Lorain 44055

3:30 p.m.

440-277-4181

Lorain

Commemorative Walk -- Greater Victory Christian Ministries King Holiday Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 19

From Lorain City Hall
200 W. Erie Ave.
Lorain 44044

to

Greater Victory Christian Ministries
559 Reid Ave.
Lorain 44055

Walk begins at 6: 30 p.m.

Program begins at 7 p.m.

440-245-2417

Lorain
MLK Day Celebration
Theme: A Hope for Human Healing!

Monday, Jan. 20

Agudath B'nai Israel Synagogue
1715 Meister Road
Lorain 44052

1 p.m.

440-258-3114