Jan 14, 2022 - Things to Do

Martin Luther King Jr. Day events in central Ohio

Martin Luther King Jr. waves to a crowd after giving his "I Have a Dream" speech in a historic black-and-white photo
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. addresses crowds during the March On Washington where he gave his "I Have A Dream" speech. Photo: Central Press/Getty Images

Here are some ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day in central Ohio on Monday:

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast is virtual this year, with Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson speaking.

  • 9-11am, $25.

Learn about the civil rights movement with the King Arts Complex and its free event featuring remarks from Sen. Hearcel Craig and kid-friendly activities.

  • Noon-2pm, Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave.

The city of Columbus is hosting a march through downtown.

  • 4:30-5:30pm, beginning at City Hall, 90 W. Broad St.

A Worthington program features readings by local students and performances by the Capriccio Columbus Choir and Urban Strings Youth Orchestra.

Take a "Hike for Hope" through Dublin's Thaddeus Kosciuszko Park. It will feature 20 signs with excerpts from King's "I Have a Dream" speech through Jan. 28.

  • Open daylight hours, 4444 Hard Road.
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