MLK Celebration Week

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is a long-standing tradition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, with a series of events honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King.

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The 37th Annual MLK Celebration Gala

Join us at the 37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gala, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Michael Eric Dyson. Tickets to the MLK Celebration Gala are $120, which can be paid via Check, Cashier’s Check, or Money Order, made payable to Communities Foundation of Texas. To purchase tickets using a credit card, please call 214-671-1505 to make a payment over the phone or click the link below:

The 2019 MLK March/Parade

Floats, marching bands, dance troops, and vehicles participate in a march/parade down MLK Blvd for 200,000 spectators. To participate in the March/Parade, please complete the application and return it by 5:00 PM on Friday, December 28, 2018.


2019 MLK Celebration Parade Application

MLK Scholarship

The MLK Commemorative Essay Contest is open to elementary, middle, high school and college students who live in or near the Dallas area. The deadline to submit your application is December 19, 2018.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please visit our page on to see volunteer opportunities.

Partners & Sponsors

View a complete list of partners and sponsors who support the MLK Celebration.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor? View our sponsorship packet below.

2019 MLK Celebration Week Sponsor Levels

For inquiries, contact 214-670-8418 or email