How to Celebrate the MLK Day Holiday Weekend

Fayetteville is ready to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a full weekend of in-person events after two years of socially distanced celebration!

 The Northwest Arkansas Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Council has planned a series of events for Saturday, Sunday, and the MLK Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 14-16th. From service projects, vigils and a freedom march to an appearance by distinguished speaker Dr. Cornel West, there's a bit of something for anyone who wants to get involved this weekend!

Find a full list of happenings for the 27th Annual MLK Holiday Celebration in Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas this weekend below:

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Saturday, January 14th

  • Community Service Project | 9:00-11:00am | Asbell Elementary School | Fayetteville, AR
  • Consecrating Hallowed Ground | 12:45pm | Springdale, AR
  • 27th Annual MLK Recommitment Celebration | 6:30pm | Fayetteville Public Library Event Center | Fayetteville, AR

Sunday, January 15th

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Service | 3:00pm | Historic St. James Missionary Baptist Church | Fayetteville, AR

Monday, January 16th

  • MLK Dream Keepers Youth Breakfast | 8:00am | Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House | Fayetteville, AR
  • MLK Dream Keepers' Youth Engagement Program | 9:30am | University of Arkansas HPER | Fayetteville, AR
  • MLK Freedom March | 11:00am | Corner of MLK Blvd & Razorback Rd | Fayetteville, AR
  • UARK Noon-Day Vigil | 12:00pm noon | Faulkner Center for Performing Arts | Fayetteville, AR

The Northwest Arkansas community is encouraged to attend this weekend's events and join their neighbors in celebrating, recognizing, and appreciating the fight for civil rights, justice and freedom. All are welcome.

To learn more about the NWA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Council, please visit their website at

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