Honor the life & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with these weekend celebrations and volunteer opportunities for 2024, plus check out these Black- and minority-owned businesses to support throughout the region all year round.
Read on to see how you can get involved in your community.
1. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good with free online educational programs throughout January, and free admission to the museum with special programs and events happening all day on January 15, 2024.
Photo credit: National Constitution Center
2. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution
Join the Museum of the American Revolution to honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over MLK Weekend, January 13-15, 2024. Discover the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learn what it takes to change the world, with in-person and online events!
Photo credit: Museum of the American Revolution
3. Volunteer with Global Citizen
This year marks the 29th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. From serving meals to people experiencing homelessness, to community cleanups throughout Philadelphia, this robust list of service opportunities is a great place to start your search for volunteering and service projects on MLK weekend.
Photo credit: Ismael Paramo, Unsplash
4. The African American Museum in Philadelphia: Shifting the Cultural Climate
The African American Museum in Philadelphia honors Dr. King’s work in the war on poverty by making a change in their own backyard. On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, the museum and Citizens partner to provide discounted admission during MLK weekend and FREE admission on MLK day! Join the AAMP for a weekend of activities including performances, meaningful discussions, family activities, and access to exhibits.
View their events happening at the Museum throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend >>
Photo credit: The African American Museum in Philadelphia
5. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert
Join Yannick Nézet-Séguin and your Philadelphia Orchestra as they return to Girard College on January 15 at 3pm, and honor the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., celebrating our Philadelphia community and the uniting power of music.
The concert is FREE, but tickets are required. Secure your ticket here! Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Photo credit: The Philadelphia Orchestra
If you’re seeking more volunteer opportunities throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Meet new people, serve your city, and add volunteer experience to your resume with these ongoing civic engagement and volunteer opportunities from Campus Philly.