Photo courtesy of Kingdom Day Parade
Photo courtesy of Kingdom Day Parade

Martin Luther King , Jr. Weekend Things To Do in LA: Kingdom Day, Peace and Unity, Day of Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is 'What are you doing for others?" This weekend, families can join together to answer that question by participating in the MLK Day of Service. A day spent giving back is just one way to honor Dr. King's memory. There are parades, celebrations, and concerts throughout the weekend to bring our families and communities together in honor of his legacy.

Little ones can learn from Dr. King's example as well, with a number of events this weekend particularly geared toward young children. Kids can listen to inspiring storiesappreciate kindness, and consider ways to serve.

Inspiration can be found on other fronts with founding fathers, marching mommas, and singing sistersbodacious bulldogs , wascally wabbits and friendly tigers, and manic motocrossacrobatic aerialists, and stunning street sport-inspired spectacle, all serving as examples of what one can achieve. Now is a good time to ask our children: how do you try to make a difference? And where do you find your inspiration?

Keep reading for some of our most inspired picks for this weekend.

Places featured in this article:


Dodger Stadium - Parking Lot 1

Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Franklin Canyon at Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Satwiwa Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista

The California African American Museum

Santa Monica College SGI Auditorium
International Surf Festival
Various Beach locations - 9:00 AM Pick
Friday Night Flicks Drive-in at the Roadium
The Roadium Open Air Market - 6:30 PM Pick
Newport Dunes Movies on the Beach
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort - 8:30 PM Pick
Laguna Art-a-Fair
Festival of Arts - 10:00 AM
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival
Sawdust Art Festival - 11:00 AM
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