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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events for Kids

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today we celebrate his legacy and his mission of love instead of hate. Here are a few family-friendly King Day Festivities happening in Birmingham today that you may want to check out.

JANUARY 16

Birmingham Bulls Hockey MLK Day Game & Mini Stick Giveaway

Pelham Civic Complex
1:00 PM
$15 – $30

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Image Credit: Birmingham Bulls / Website

The Birmingham Bulls hockey team will take on the Huntsville Havoc on Martin Luther King Day. The game promises to be an exciting match-up between two rivals. To add to the excitement, the first 1000 kids ages 14 and under in attendance will receive a Bulls Mini Stick. There will also be a special appearance by the Zooperstars.

After the game, fans will have the opportunity to Skate with the Bulls players, and unused tickets from the game will be distributed. This is a great opportunity for hockey fans and families to enjoy a fun game while celebrating the holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

JANUARY 16

King Day Festivities

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
9:00 – 5:00 PM
Free

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Image Credit: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute / Website

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute put together King Day 2023. Activities for this event include scavenger hunts, “Galleries Alive” interactive experience, performance by the Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir, and a live reenactment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” that was written while he was imprisoned in the city.

The event will also feature greetings from Mayor Randall Woodfin, BCRI leadership, and FedEx Partners.

JANUARY 16

United Way Hands On MLK Jr. Day of Service

Multiple Locations
8:00 AM
Free

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Image Credit: United Way of Central Alabama / Website

United Way Hands On Day of Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day allows families from all over the community to participate in volunteer opportunities that positively impact their local neighborhoods. The 2023 event will offer a wide range of volunteer options for participants to choose from, including:

Are you interested in attending any of the events above? Let us know in the comments below! You can also check out our Birmingham Parent Guide for kid-friendly events, classes, and activities in the area.

Jolessa Cerbito
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