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Family Friendly Martin Luther King Jr. Events in Orlando 2024

MLK Day is this Monday, January 15, and there are several ways to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. this holiday weekend in Orlando. From parades to special events, there is something for everyone going on around town.

Continue the celebration and visit one of the many FREE things to do in Orlando with kids. Or take the extra step and visit these Black History travel destinations close to Orlando.

MLK Events in Orlando

MLK Candlelight Vigil and March

Sunday Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Rotunda at Orlando City Hall
Located at 400 S. Orange Ave. (Closest to Orlando)
Put on your calendar for next year


20th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Forum

Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
FAMU College of Law, located at 201 FAMU Law Lane in Orlando


37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Luncheon

Friday, Jan. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Orlando
Located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway


2024 Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration

Saturday, Jan. 13 from noon until 4 p.m. at Kissimmee Lakefront Park, located at 69 Lakeview Drive (Kissimmee)

three singers on stage Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Celebration
Martin Luther King Jr Unity Celebration in Kissimmee Experience KIssimmee

Arthur “Pappy” Kennedy 33rd Annual Prayer Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 15 at 7:45 a.m.
First Baptist Orlando located at 3000 S. John Young Parkway


City of Orlando MLK Gospel Concert

Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, located at Steinmetz Hall at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue

Seedlings for Civil Rights

Monday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m.
Orlando’s Gilbert McQueen Park, at 650 W. Lake Mann Drive

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission’s Great Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Orange County Convention Center, located at West Concourse at 9899 International Drive

Unity Heritage Festival

Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15 at Winter Park’s Hannibal Square and Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (Winter Park)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Orlando Parades

What could be better than a Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Orlando? Here are all the big parades to see!


40th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Downtown Orlando Parade

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. in Downtown Orlando from Orange County Courthouse to Lake Eola Park

2024 MLK Parade Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2 p.m.
Historic Eatonville on Kennedy Boulevard, from Keller Road to West Avenue (Eatonville)

Winter Garden Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Celebration: Parade, Live Concert, & Children’s Activities

Monday, Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. — Parade is in downtown Winter Garden, celebration kicks off at the downtown pavilion located at 104 S. Lakeview Ave. (Winter Garden)

Oviedo MLK Day Parade and Celebration

Monday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Oviedo’s Round Lake Park, located at 891 E. Broadway Street (Oviedo)

Flyer for Oviedo MLK Day Parade and Celebration
Oviedo MLK Day Parade and Celebration

Sanford Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Festival 2024

Monday, Jan. 15 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the historic Goldsboro Boulevard, from Persimmon Avenue to South Holly Avenue, followed by a festival on Seminole Boulevard, near the Civic Center (Sanford)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Parade and Celebration

Monday, Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. at 87 N. Clarke Road in Ocoee (Ocoee)

flyer for City of Ocoee MLK Parade and Celebration
Ocoee MLK Parade

MLK Events Near Orlando (30 – 40 minutes)

MLK March

Monday, Jan. 15 at 9:45 a.m. at 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach

MLK Prayer Breakfast

Monday, Jan. 15 at 8 a.m. at the Cherry Cultural & Education Center, located at 925 George W. Engram Blvd. in Daytona Beach (Daytona Beach)

2024 MLK Commemorative Parade

Saturday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m.
Starts at Lake Maude Recreation Park, ends at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Winter Haven)

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Dani Meyering
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando native. She loves sharing her hometown with others from the theme parks to Florida's natural beauty. With over 15 years of experience, Dani is thrilled to serve as our Managing Editor at Orlando Date Night Guide, Orlando Parenting, as well as Tampa Bay Date Night Guide.

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