Kid-Friendly Events & Activities Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Given the long winter break and snow days Monday, January 15th, 2018 may feel like just another day the kids don’t have school.  Please know that it is not. Monday is a day we commemorate a brilliant man who moved people to change through his words, action, faith, etc. Please take time on this extended weekend to reflect on and share who Martin Luther King Jr. was with your children, each generation must teach the next if we are to continue moving forward.  Below are a list of family friendly activities going on in Toledo and surrounding area  this weekend that commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.




Diversity Storytime

Saturday, January 13th 11am-12pm

Location: West Toledo Branch Library (1 Meeting Room A)

Address: 1320 Sylvania Ave. Toledo, OH 43612

Admission: FREE event

Celebrate the life of the great Martin Luther King, Jr. with stories, songs, and a craft. Families are invited to join us for this special story time focused on a topic of diversity.


Mass Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

With Bishop Daniel E. Thomas

Monday, January 15, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Toledo, St. Patrick Historic Parish

Address: 130 Avondale Ave., Toledo


I Have a Dream Mural!

Sunday January, 14th noon-5pm

Location: Family Center at Toledo Museum of Art

Address: 2445 Monroe St. Toledo, OH

Admission: FREE

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and search the galleries for inspiring works of art. Then, add your piece to their I Have a Dream Mural.


Henry Ford Museum

Monday, January 15th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

9:30am – 5pm

Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029


Phone: 313-982-6001

Admission: FREE

Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many ordinary people who had the extraordinary courage and commitment to ask for more from their nation on civil rights. FREE admission on Martin Luther King Day courtesy of The Henry Ford.

That includes free admission and free parking, activities and dramatic presentations. Sit in the Rosa Parks Bus, and hear the story of Mrs. Parks’ courageous act. Participate in and be captivated by the highly praised 30-minute show “Minds on Freedom,” which celebrates the contributions of Dr. King, Mrs. Parks and other civil rights champions such as Fannie Lou Hamer, Gloria Rackley and the Freedom Riders. Sing, carry a protest sign and interact with the performers. You, too, can make history.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Festivities

Monday, January 15th 9am-5pm

Address: 315 East Warren Ave. Detroit, MI 48201


Phone: (313) 494-5800

Admission: All activities and exhibits are included with museum admission, which is $8 for adults (ages 13 +), $5 for seniors (62 +) and youth (ages 3 – 12), and free for museum members and children under 3.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is The Wright Museum’s busiest day of the year – and with good reason! It’s an exciting day of celebration that includes musical performances, arts and crafts, children’s workshops, storytelling, video tributes, displays of MLK and Coretta Scott King artifacts, the openings of two new exhibitions – i found god in myself: a celebration of Dr. Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls… and Collected With Pride: Amazing African American Art – and much, much more!



Motown Museum

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with FREE kid admission!!

Monday January, 15th 10am-6pm

Location: 2648 West Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48208


Phone: 313-875-2264

Admission: Adults $15, Children FREE with an adult admission

Motown Museum, dedicated to the legacy of the record label, its artists, and its music. Did you know that Dr. King recorded on a Motown label? Visit the Museum and learn more!



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