32 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019 Events In Puget Sound

(This article originally appeared on Patch.com and has been republished with permission. South Seattle Emerald’s “This Weekend in South Seattle” has a listing of events throughout the weekend.)

The 32nd Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and there are plenty of volunteer events, marches, and memorials to honor the civil rights leader happening around Puget Sound.

King has a special place in local history. In 1986, King County was renamed after him. He made one famous visit to Seattle in 1961, speaking at the University of Washington and Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol Hill.

The centerpiece of MLK Day events happens in Seattle at Garfield High School. The celebration kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with an opportunity fair and workshops. A rally begins in the Garfield gym at 11 a.m. followed by a march to Westlake beginning at noon.

Here are other MLK Day events happening in 2019:


March with Ashe’ at the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
12 PM · Garfield High School

Restorative Justice and Healing: MLK Day of Service 2019
1 PM · Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association – DNDA

2019 MLK Day of Service- Danny Woo Community Garden
10 AM · Danny Woo Community Garden

Park Restoration Volunteer Project
10 AM · Seward Park Nature Center

Pre-Rally MLK Meet-Up
10:15 AM · Broadcast Coffee

MLK Day March with FASA sa UW
10 AM · Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

MLK Day of Service & Orientation
9:30 AM · The UW Farm

Volunteer Day
9 AM · Flatiron School

MLK Day March 4 Play
1 PM · Ravenna Park

MLK Jr Day of Service in Licton Springs!
9 AM · N 85th St & Meridian Ave N

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
11 AM · YMCA of Greater Seattle

MLK Weekend of Service Volunteer Event
9 AM · Skyway Park · Skyway

Archdiocese of Seattle – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass
11 AM · Washington State Catholic Conference

EFP’s MLK JR. Celebration
11 AM · Damascus International Fellowship

MLK Day of Service with Green Seattle
10 AM · Evans School Nonprofit Network

Annual Food Drive benefiting Highline School Students
Jan 20 – Jan 21 · Pollock Insurance


MLK Advocacy Day
9 AM · HERO House

Crossroads MLK Day Celebration and Health Fair
11 AM · Crossroads Bellevue


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
10 AM · Washington State History Museum

Annual Community March for MLK
9 AM · Bates Technical College


MLK Day of Service
10 AM · Meridian Park Elementary PTSA

Shoreline Community College’s annual MLK Jr. Celebration
10:30 AM · Multicultural Center at Shoreline Community College


MLK Day of Service
Mon 10 AM · Sustainable Renton Community Farm


Redmond Food & Necessities Drive
11:45 AM · Various locations (drive benefits federal workers)


MLK day of service at Hannabrook Park
9 AM · Hannabrook Park


WRCU Winter Food Drive
9 AM · White River Credit Union


Volunteer with the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network (DAWN)
10 AM

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
8:35 AM · Park Orchard Elementary

Federal Way

MLK Jr. Community Event
10 AM · Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center


MLK Day March and Rally
2 PM · Parents Organizing for Welfare and Economic Rights

MLK Day: Release the oaks and wrangle the broom!
9 PM · South Sound Prairies

Citizen Action Day at the Capitol!
8 AM · Washington State Capitol Campus

Featured Image: Archival photo of the 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Day march in Seattle. (Photo: Susan Fried)