Celebrate MLK Day with Arlington!

Be inspired while you're on travel in Arlington, and take a moment to celebrate The Dream with our community!

Arlington's Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place 5 – 6:30 p.m., Jan. 14, at Wakefield High School Auditorium, 1325 S Dinwiddie Street.

The 2018 tribute event, titled “Martin Luther King, Jr: The Man and the Mission,” will pay homage to this great leader through song, dance, poetry and more. It will feature musical and dance talent from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, spoken word artist Kim B. Miller, Arlington Public Schools students and more.

Celebrate Dr. King's message: justice, democracy, hope & love.

The program will focus on Dr. King's life: "Each scene will take you on a journey of what it was like during each season of his life. The story of Dr. King's life will be told though speakers, dancers, actors, musicians and vocalists." 

Food Donations

In the giving spirit of MLK, the program organizers have teamed up with local non-profit Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to collect non-perishable items for Arlington residents in need. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned food drive donations to the event.

The event is free and open to the public. More info is at mlktribute.org.

Day of Service

An Arlington County-wide Day of Service program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 15 at the Arlington Career Center. Check out the opportunities and RSVP here.


The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King is something to celebrate wherever you are. While you're here, you're part of Arlington. Come celebrate with us!