MLK Day has been used as a day for public service and remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life's work and his life that ended too soon. Across the United States, many cities and organizations assemble phenomenal programs to recenter their communities on the importance of service and equity.

Below are 8 events across the nation that celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Fanueil Hall, Boston, MA

Monday, January 16, 2023; 1 PM

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra's Intensive Community Program will perform pieces to honor Dr. King's legacy while distinguished community leaders offer reflections to uplift his quest for equity.

Inaugural Dream On Fest

Cinergy Theater, Tulsa, OK

Saturday, January 14, 2023; 4 PM — 8 PM

Taking place for the first time, the Dream On Fest will compile multiple pillars of equity through fireside chats about finance, mental health, community work and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Atlanta History Center

Atlanta, GA

Monday, January 16, 2023; 10 AM — 4 PM

Embrace the "Beloved Community" through an exploration of King's work. Experience Freedom Rider simulations, performances, exhibitions, craft activities and more.

MLK Night of Culture at the Two Mississippi Museums

Jackson, MS

Monday, January 16, 2023; 6 PM—7:30 PM

For a night out with purpose, this year's MLK Night of Culture draws inspiration from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum's Black Empowerment exhibition. The exhibit focuses on the Black Mississippians who fought for their freedom and equality during the Civil Rights Movement.

Seattle Martin Luther King Jr. Organizing Coalition Rally and March

Seattle, WA

Monday, January 16, 2023; 8:30 AM

Marking four decades of celebrating MLK Day in Seattle's King County area, this event is comprised of an opportunity fair, workshops, a rally and a march in the name of Dr. King.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Monday, January 16, 2023; 11:00 AM – 4:45 PM

MLK was frequently imprisoned as a consequence of his activism. Meditating on excerpts from his Letter from Birmingham Jail, Easter State Penitentiary is hosting a day of free events and programming that highlight Dr. King's work while simultaneously supporting those who are currently incarcerated.

Keepers of the Dream: A Community Arts Celebration of Dr. King's Vision

The Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY

Sunday, January 15, 2023; 5 PM

This theatrical event will pay tribute to MLK through his belief in young people as catalysts for change. Performances will be done by River City Drum Corp, Keen Dance, Young Prodigys, Redline Performing Arts, Courageous, Lance Newman, Miya Ford, Robin Garner, Tytianna Ringstaff, Erica Goodman, Jocelyn Camille, Derion J and Friends and Koree Jackson.

29th Annual MLK Grande Parade

Houston, TX

Monday, January 16, 2023; 10 AM —Noon

Through communal unification, this year's MLK Grande Parade in Houston will include notable figures, dance and cheer performances, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, marching bands, floats, and representation from various organizations.