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How to Participate

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government and University of Kentucky will co-sponsor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemoration on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Lexington Center Heritage Hall. This celebration and annual day of events is one where so many participate and support. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Committee highly encourage the community to participate in these scheduled events, and to become involved in activities that commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Please advise the planning committee in advance, if special accommodations are necessary for the march or the program.

How to Participate:

  1. Become a sponsor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration.

    Visit to make an donation online.

    If your organization or any member would like to contribute to these events, please make checks payable to:  MLK Holiday Committee Fund, 499 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Invoice is available upon request. Contributions are very much appreciated, but certainly not required for your participation.

  2. Join us for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Freedom March

    On January 21, 2019 the Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom March departs from downtown Lexington Center Heritage Hall on West Main Street at 10:00 a.m. Line up for the Freedom March begins at 9:00 a.m. in the corridor of Heritage Hall and continues until 10:00 a.m. 

    If your organization plans to march, click here to register online.

    Due to ongoing major renovations to Heritage Hall, it will be important to ensure that all march participants arrive as early as possible for the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. 

    The Heritage Hall Parking Lot will be closed due to renovations. Freedom March participants will need to park in the High Street parking lot for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. 

    Mr. Terry Allen, MLK March Coordinator, can be reached directly at the University of Kentucky by calling 859-257-8927 or for more information about the march. 

  3. Attend the FREE Commemorative Holiday Program at 11:00 a.m. The Commemorative Program will be held in the Lexington Center Heritage Halls East and Center.