Black History Events in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta honors the African-American culture and heritage throughout the year, both with innovative events for civil rights and long-standing traditions. Listed are just a few of the Black History events in Atlanta, including King Week celebrations and February's Black History month events.

King Holiday Observance
January 10-20, 2014
Each year, The King Center observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a 10 day celebration of the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information and a schedule of events, click here.

MLK Salute to Greatness Award 2014
January 18, 2014
The Salute to Greatness Award, one of the King Center's highest honors, is presented during the Annual Salute to Greatness Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service
January 20, 2014
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Commemorative Service is the hallmark of the King Holiday Observance. The church service is held on the Federal Holiday at Ebenezer Baptist Church located near The King Center. The service is an ecumenical endeavor, engaging members of various religious traditions, and state national and international governments. On this day The King Center encourages the world to engage in volunteer service in tribute to the work and life of Dr. King.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2014
January 20, 2014
Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits at the as part of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. For volunteering opportunities, please contact Hands on Atlanta at 404.979.2820.

Black History Month Parade
February 22, 2014
Celebrating the culture, history, heritage and accomplishments of the African-American community, the Black History Month Parade features fun for the whole family!

Sweet Auburn Springfest 2014
May 9-11, 2014
Sweet Auburn Springfest is the largest FREE family event in the Southeast and welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Sweet Auburn District in Downtown Atlanta. Guests will enjoy food, music and arts.

Atlanta Jazz Festival
May 2014
Don't miss the fun and excitement at the annual Atlanta Jazz Festival, featuring nationally-renowned artists and musicians.

National Black Arts Festival
July 2014
Held each summer, the festival showcases performing arts, literature and visual arts produced by creative artists of African descent.

Sweet Auburn Curb Market
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. year round
The market offers fresh produce as well hot meals, and features local crafters and handmade wares.

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Martin Luther King GPS Tour

Tour the MLK National Historic Site by GPS and enjoy history at your own pace.
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Celebrating Civil Rights

Vicki L. Crawford, director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection, discusses the annual observances of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Black History Month
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