Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. And now, 52 years after he was assassinated, its realization still depends on our willingness to fight for racial justice with urgency. Celebrate Dr. King's life with an event near you.

Ames

Ames/Story County Community MLK Day Celebration 2020
Monday, January 20
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Ames Middle School
 
2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Series
Wednesday, January 15 –Thursday, January 23
Iowa State University
 
Events will include:
• “Let Freedom Ring” Carillon Concert
• “How to Be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi

Boone

Teens National Day of Service
Monday, January 20
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Ericson Public Library

Cedar Falls

Pack the Dome - MLK Volunteer Event
Monday Jan 20, 2020
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
UNI-Dome

Cedar Rapids

Non-Violent Protest Mixed Media Art: Artwork inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Monday, January 20
11:30am – 12:30pm
Cedar Rapids Public Library (Downtown)

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
African American Museum of Iowa

Coralville

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
Monday, January 20, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Coralville Public Library

Davenport

2020 MLK Day Celebration – Injustice Anywhere
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
St. Ambrose University

Martin Luther King Jr. Event
Monday, January 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Beyond the Baseline

Des Moines

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Des Moines Public Library (Forest Avenue)

7th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast
Monday, January 20, 2020
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Knapp Center at Drake University

MLK Week of Service
Monday, January 20, 2020 – Friday, January 24, 2020
Grand View University

Urban Dreams MLK Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Opportunity
Monday, January 20, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Urban Dreams

State of Iowa 31st Annual Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Franklin Junior High School Auditorium

Dubuque

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Grand River Center

Iowa City

MLK, Jr. Week 2020
Thursday, January 16 - Saturday, January 25, 2020
University of Iowa

Events will include:
• Day of Service
• Unity March and Rally
• University of Iowa Health Care Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Lecture: Talmadge E. King, Jr. MD
• Anita Hill Keynote Address: From Social Movement to Social Impact: Putting an End to Sexual Harassment

Marion

MLK Holiday Celebration & Panel
Monday, January 20, 2020
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Marion Public Library

Ottumwa

MLK Day of Service Kick-Off Breakfast
Monday, January 20, 2020
7:15 a.m.  – 8:00 a.m.
Bridge View Center

MLK Citywide Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church Ottumwa

Sioux City

NAACP Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020
7:00 p.m.  – 10:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church

Waterloo

NAACP 41st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet
Sunday, January 19, 2020
5:30 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Electric Park Ballroom

Together We Can Faith Breakfast Celebrating MLK
Monday, January 20, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Waterloo City Hall

Family MLK Day 2020
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
First Presbytarian Church