Martin Luther King Day Possibilities

Atlanta has a very rich and complicated history in civil rights, jazz, blues, and art. The Blues Dance ATL team has crafted Brickyard Blues to be an event that aims to celebrate and cultivate a sense of respect in this city, it's tumultuous history, and it's rich cultural heritage.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was from Atlanta, and in his footsteps you can find many educational, philanthropic, and social activities that celebrate his legacy. Also a tradition in Atlanta on MLK day is "a day ON - not a day off." If you are interested in engaging in service opportunities - email or message the facebook page at

There will be many opportunities all over Atlanta for education, exploration, service and to celebrate his life, ideas and deeds. A list of these will be updated and expanded, as the date draws nearer.

Extend your weekend and join us on Monday for deeper exploration.

Service Opportunities

If you are interested in doing service on MLK Day, in the tradition of "A day on, not a day off," check out these service opportunities with Hands on Atlanta.

On Monday, January 20, leaders from the Atlanta community will unite in service to take the day on and serve at nonprofits and schools throughout metro Atlanta!

Recap from 2019

At the 2019 MLK Day of Service, about 2,000 volunteers served at 32 projects across metro Atlanta. Visit the 2019 Recap to see what they accomplished.

Other Hands on Atlanta Events

Beyond service opportunities, Hands on Atlanta has many other events in conjunction with MLK Day.

MLK Day at the Atlanta History Center

Come enjoy this special community day, which features inspiring performances, programs, and historical simulations that highlight contributions and stories of African Americans in Atlanta. Explore and be a part of the conversation.

Freedom Trail Sunset Stroll

Celebrate MLK Day with a sunset walk along Atlanta's Freedom Trail. You can expect to have fun, meet some nice folks and see / learn something new. See event for list of points of interest along the way.

Dear Dr. King 2020

Members of last summer's project will reconvene with playwright Pearl Cleage & director Patrick McColery at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to create a very special staged reading in honor of Dr. King & his legacy.

National Center for Civil and Human Rights

There is a group of dancers touring the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. Stop by the Brickyard Blues registration desk if you want to join the Jan 20th, 12 o'clock noon tour with other dancers ($16 - discounted)

Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail

Feel closer to the events and the leader of sweeping social change at 17 sites in Atlanta that tell the important stories of how civil rights leaders advanced social justice and shifted the course of history.

US Civil Rights Trail in Atlanta

The US Civil Rights Trail website has additional information on some of the sites included on Georgia's Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Trail

Missed Registration? Pay at-the-door for Sunday Classes and Sunday Late Night.