Celebrating Martin Luther King

Photo credit Derek Russell

By Liz Inman


Martin Luther King Day is January 17, 2022 and the Toledo area remembers and celebrates this great man with a number of in-person and virtual events. 


In-person events  


“Schools off, Parks on!” Mini-camps: Toledo Metroparks

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., kids can spend the day with camp games and activities to celebrate differences and learn what it means to be a hero. 

January 17th, 9:00am-2:00pm
Wildwood Preserve Metropark, Toledo OH
$28 Reservation fee

Children’s Theatre Workshop: Dreamscape

A one-day workshop for kids to act, improvise, and explore the idea of dreams. 

January 17th, 9:00am-5:00pm
2417 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH
$35 Registration fee
(419) 244-5061

Alpha Pi Alpha 30th Annual MLK Scholarship Breakfast

Join the Alpha Xi Lambda chapter for their annual scholarship breakfast to honor Martin Luther King Jr. and raise money for incoming members in the Toledo area. 

January 15th, 8:30am
1772 Indian Wood Cir, Maumee, OH
$40 In-person ticket/ $30 virtual ticket

Toledo Museum of Art: Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr.

The Toledo Museum of Art will open on Monday, January 17th to allow visitors to honor and reflect on Martin Luther King Jr. A showing of The One and Only Dick Gregory will be played and the exhibit Living Legacies: Art of the African American South will be showcased.

January 17th, 11:00am-5:00pm
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, OH

Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor

The Toledo Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor is a non-profit organization that provides meals for those in need in the area. Learn more about how to volunteer and get involved. 

Open daily, 8:00am-2:00pm
650 Vance St., Toledo, OH 43604

Volunteer and Share Your Experiences

Check out toledo.oh.gov/MLK to volunteer for service hours in honor of MLK and after serving, share you experience.

Virtual Events

The Marsh’s “The Life of Dr. King”

Join writer and performer Darryl Van Leer as he remembers and honors Martin Luther King Jr. with renditions of his infamous I Have a Dream speech and other public addresses. 

January 15th, 5:00pm
January 16th, 2:00pm
January 17th, 7:00pm

The World House Documentary Film Festival

This virtual event sponsored by the World House Project offers a four-day film festival/ webinar with documentaries, live performances, interviews, and discussion panels to reflect on the ideas held by Martin Luther King Jr. 

January 14th-January 17th
Free General Admission
The World House Project

King Day at the National Civil Rights Museum

A virtual livestream event from the National Civil Rights Museum to explore Martin Luther King Jr.’s life through musical and poetic tributes.

January 17th, 8:00am
Free Registration
The National Civil Rights Museum