2023 MLK Day parades and events in North Texas

Freezeframe from King: Man of Peace in a Time of War. (Credit: Tubi)

Cities around North Texas are hosting public ceremonies, parades and events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK Day will be celebrated on Monday, but many of the events are happening this week.


Arlington's Four-Day MLK ‘Advancing the Dream’ Celebration
Events from Jan. 13-16 include a gala, talent show, day of service, festival, concerts and more. 


MLK Jr. Day Parade
Celebrate MLK Day at 10 a.m. Saturday with a memorial parade through the streets of Carrollton.


2023 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Week
Events throughout the week include a wreath-laying ceremony, job fair, youth summit, day of prayer, racial equality symposium, festival, parade and more.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum Celebrates MLK Day
Get into the museum for free Monday for gallery talks and film screenings.

Reunion Tower MLK Day Light Show
The "I Have a Dream" show will illuminate the Dallas skyline on Monday. 

Fort Worth 

MLK: I Have a Dream Day at Northwest
Visit the Fort Worth Public Library's Northwest Branch Friday at 4 p.m. to learn about Dr. King's life and his hopes for the future with his "I have a Dream" speech. 

38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade and Rally 2023
Celebrate MLK Day with a parade Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Fort Worth.


MLK Jr. Parade and March
The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday and ends with a musical celebration at the Granville Arts Center.


MLK Day of Service
The day of service on Monday will focus on cleaning the historic Black Champion-Macedonia Cemetery in Lewisville from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. 

MLK Celebration at Lewisville High School
Keynote speaker, contest and performances start Monday at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium.