MLK Day Events in Macomb County for Families

Browse our list of MLK Day Events in Macomb County to celebrate this day of service in honor of the African-American civil rights activist on Jan. 21, 2019.


On April 4, 1968, the world lost its most famous civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when he was slain outside of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

While he passed away too soon, Dr. King’s legacy lives on. And on Jan. 21, 2019, families in southeast Michigan can celebrate his life through a variety of special programs, volunteer opportunities and more.

While kids are off from school, parents can use this day as a way to talk about race and diversity. For those in Macomb County looking to get out in the community to honor Dr. King, browse this list of MLK Day events in Macomb County.

Note: Events are displayed based on start time.

Macomb Community College’s MLK Day of Service

Jan. 19 and Jan. 21, 2019

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Hundreds of Macomb Community College faculty and students celebrate this national day of service by volunteering at different locations within the community – from the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to Windemere Park to Focus Hope and more. Registration is required.

Macomb County Ministerial Alliance Annual MLK Breakfast

Jan. 21, 2019

  • Address: Mac Ray Harbor, 30675 N. River Road, Harrison Township
  • Time: 9 a.m.
  • Rates: $30/adults, $10/ages 18 and under

The Macomb County Ministerial Alliance, or MCMA, hosts its annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast. “Equality for all” is the theme of this year’s event, which highlights various youth within the community. In addition, it will feature the top three winners of the MLK essay contest. These essays will be presented during the event.

I Have a Dream Story Time at the Clinton-Macomb North Branch

Jan. 21, 2019

  • Address: 16800 24 Mile Road, Macomb Township
  • Time: 10 a.m.
  • Admission: Free

The Clinton-Macomb North Branch welcomes kids to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special story time session.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Warren City Hall

Jan. 21, 2019

  • Address: Warren City Hall, atrium, 1 City Square, Warren
  • Time: Noon
  • Rates: Free

Warren pays tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. during a MLK Day celebration. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts and Bishop Adolphus L. Cast, the senior pastor at Life Application Ministries Christian Church in Warren, will be speaking during this annual program, which has taken place for the past five years.

32nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday Celebration of Macomb County

Jan. 21, 2019

  • Address: Dakota High School, 21051 21 Mile Road, Macomb Township
  • Time: 5:30-9:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m.
  • Rates: dinner: $40/ticket, $350/table of 10

The Interfaith Center for the Racial Justice hosts this evening event at Dakota High School, which features dinner, a keynote address, presentation of the MLK student contest winners, the Mel Miller Award and special recognition of 50th anniversary of the Interfaith Center for Racial Justice. An online RSVP is required.

To get additional details about Macomb County, visit the Make Macomb Your Home website.