In January 2024, the City of Dallas will host its 42nd annual celebration of the life and 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 Parade.
2024 MLK Celebration Week Calendar of Events
January 9-15, 2024
To Be Announced!
The 2024 MLK Scholarship & Awards Gala will feature Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, and Mistress of Ceremony Tashara Parker. Special guests include Commissioner John Wiley Price as the 2024 Trailblazer Award Recipient.
Tickets will go on sale November 1, 2023.
General Admission tickets are $215. VIP is $350.
An early bird discount of 20% will be applied to all tickets sold during the month of November. Use promo code “EarlyBirdMLK2024” for your discount.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest will award eight scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 (per award) to graduating high school seniors accepted into a college-level educational institution (two-year college, four-year college, or trade school).
The contest is open to high school seniors attending a City of Dallas high school. These Scholarships are to help defray the cost of tuition, books, room and board, and other expenses.
The submission deadline is December 1, 2023.
For more information, visit bit.ly/MLKScholarship24.
Funding donated to this page will support the annual celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with more than a weeks’ worth of events focused on equity, diversity, and opportunity. Donated funds will enable the City to provide the week’s events to the public free of charge, except for the Scholarship Gala, which requires a ticket purchase.
Beyond providing support to the events of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week, donations will also support the development of the City of Dallas’ new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be presented at the 42nd annual gala event.
To make a donation, visit bit.ly/DonateDallasMLK2024, or contact 214-670-8418.