Updated: MLK Day Events in Georgetown

Jan 8, 2024

A variety of events will be held in Georgetown Jan. 14-19 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Several City offices and facilities will be closed Jan. 15 in recognition of the holiday. For more information about City closures, visit this page.

MLK Day March and Program–POSTPONED

Update, Jan. 13: Due to the cold weather forecasted, the MLK Day march and program will be postponed to a later date.

A march to honor the MLK Day holiday begins at noon Monday, Jan. 15, at the Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. After meeting on the north side of the Courthouse on Seventh Street, there will be a seven-block march to Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St. Participants are asked to start gathering at 11:45 a.m.

A program beginning at noon at Macedonia Baptist Church, 206 Martin Luther King Jr. St., features keynote speaker Georgetown ISD Superintendent Devin Padavil. The march and program are sponsored by the Georgetown Fellowship of Churches and are free and open to the public.

MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast–CANCELED

Update, Jan. 14: Due to the wintry weather in the forecast, the MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast has been canceled.

The Georgetown Ministerial Alliance and the Georgetown Police Department will host the MLK Leaders Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. Jan. 15. The event is at the Public Safety Operations and Training Center, 3500 D.B. Wood Road. A light breakfast will be provided. More information is available on Georgetown Ministerial Alliance Facebook page.

Youth Service Day–CANCELED

Update, Jan. 14: Due to the wintry weather in the forecast, the MLK Youth Service Day activities are canceled for tomorrow and Global Youth Service Day will be rescheduled for a day in April.

The Georgetown Project will host a Youth Service Day from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 15 at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St., for local high school students in grades 9-12.  A variety of projects and activities will be available. Drinks, snacks, and certificates for three hours of service will be provided.

For details, see The Georgetown Project website or call at 512-943-0074.

MLK Jr. Service Week Jan. 14-19

United Way for Greater Austin is hosting an MLK Jr. Service Week Jan. 14-19. There will be a series of in-person community volunteer opportunities and an educational walking tour. Learn more here.

Southwestern University Keynote Address on Jan. 31

Southwestern University hosts a Keynote Address as part of its Dream Week events to celebrate the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ebony Stewart will present a keynote address during Dream Week at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, in the Alma Thomas Theater. The keynote address is open to the public.

Stewart is an international touring interdisciplinary poet, writer, and performance artist. Her work speaks to the Black experience, with emphasis on gender, sexuality, womanhood, queer-positivity, and race, with the hopes to be relatable, remove shame, heal minds, encourage dialogue, and inspire folks in marginalized communities.

A campus map for the University is available here.

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