Events

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year. If you are interested in donating or volunteering for one of our events, please contact a staff member at 214-670-8418.


MLK Celebration Week

In January 2022, the City of Dallas will host its 40th annual celebration of the life an legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weeks’ worth of events highlighting issues of equity, diversity, and opportunity. The week will include a Day of Prayer, a Day of Service, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, Job Fair, Equity Symposium, Youth Summit, and Scholarship & Awards Gala. Celebration week will culminate with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Virtual Parade.

Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history.

AIDS Walk South Dallas

AIDS Walk South Dallas, Inc. was founded in 2009 to address the needs of marginalized and low-income communities and individuals impacted by HIV, whether living with or affected. We begin as a local 5k walk in a marginalized low-income area in Dallas and one that has a high concentration of HIV cases.

MLK Remembrance Ceremony

The MLK Remembrance Ceremony is an annual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

MLK Community Spring Extravaganza

The MLK Community Spring Extravaganza is an annual Easter egg hunt for the students of the MLK ChildCareGroup and a free giveaway to the community. 

Spring Into Action

Spring Into Action is a collaborative effort to collect toiletries, hygiene products, and snacks to create and distribute free care packages to the community, along with a hot meal.

Can We Talk?

‘Can We Talk?’ is a free workshop for social services professionals designed to bring agencies together to connect and share resources to strengthen community services. 

Beat the Heat

Reliant’s Beat the Heat centers keep Dallas residents cool as temperatures and electricity usage begin to rise. The centers are designed to provide residents with a safe and comfortable environment and to help reduce home electricity use during the hottest days of summer.

Juneteenth Celebration

Each year the MLK, Jr. Community Center commemorates the Juneteenth holiday with a festival including local nonprofits, agencies, and community groups.

Back to School Festival

The MLK Back to School Drive-Thru Festival is an annual event for students of all ages and their families to provide essential items for the new school year. 

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Each year we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. 

Treat the Building

Treat the Building is an annual Halloween event for the students of the MLK ChildCareGroup.

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

This is a collaborative effort to collect and provide a turkey and all of the trimmings for a complete Thanksgiving dinner.

Winter Warm-Up

The Winter Warm-Up is an annual event to provide free coats, hats, and gloves to children in need.