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2020 MLK Tribute in Arlington Honors The Dream

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains one of the most inspirational figures in U.S. history for advancing civil rights non-violently.

Join the Arlington community for an evening with special guest performances exploring Dr. King's Dream. Local and national talent come together in musical, dance and spoken word roles.

Tribute in Words & Music

Arlington's Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. takes place 5 – 6:30 p.m., Jan. 19, at Wakefield High School Auditorium, 1325 S Dinwiddie Street.

The 2020 tribute event, titled “Prayers of A King” will be performed as a play with live music, dance, and spoken word. The performance will be produced in conjunction with Encore Stage & Studio's Flip the Script production and feature selected scenes from "The Day Nothing Happened."

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

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed in the midst of a crowd
Celebrate Dr. King's message: justice, democracy, hope & love.

2020 MLK Day of Service

An Arlington County-wide Day of Service program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 at Washington-Lee High School. Check out the opportunities to volunteer for community service 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!