WILMINGTON -- Below is a complete list of events around the Wilmington area.
Organizers say it's all part of an effort to remember what the day is all about.
"We want to rekindle the dream. During the struggles of jobs and feeding the kids, the dream has dwindled. We want to rekindle it, so Dr. King would be proud," said Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Event Coordinator Hollis Briggs.
3. The Community Reception Guest Speaker, Nathaniel James of the Monford Point Marines - Martin Luther King Jr. Outstanding Citizens Award
Friday, January 18, 6:30 p.m.
City Hall- 103 North 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28412
4. NAACP Annual Breakfast at Union Baptist Church
Saturday, January 19, 9 a.m.
Guest Speaker, Gloria Betty- 2711 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington, NC
5. Urban Promotions/Martin Luther King Jr. Committee presents "Movement Thru Poetry, A Poetry James"
Saturday, January 19, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Yo' Girl Sandra and "Bigg B" -$5 donation- UNCW Campus, Warwick Center
6. The Ecumenical Service hosted by The Ministerial Round Table Guest Speaker, Rev. Dr. John Mendez (Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Winston Salem, NC)
Sunday, January 20, 4 p.m.
Saint Mary's Catholic Church- 412 Ann Street- Wilmington, NC
7. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Monday, January 21, Noon
5th and Castle Street- Wilmington, NC
-Step show following parade
-A learning experience Martin Luther King Jr. Talent and History Show- Hosted by William McDuffie at the Gregory Auditorium at 6 p.m.
Reported by Sarah Warlick