POSTPONED: 2022 Coastwide MLK Celebration Events List

UPDATE: Due to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, the Coastwide MLK Celebration Committee announced this year’s events are being postponed to February 3-6, 2022. The MLK Parade and Battle of the Bands will be held Sunday, February 6, 2022. More details coming soon!

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (GULF COAST WEEKEND) - Each January, our nation pauses to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Since 1985, the Coastwide MLK Celebration Committee has worked to create activities and service opportunities for South Mississippians wishing to honor the King legacy.

The theme for the 2022 Coastwide MLK Celebration Week is “Defining our Legacy.” Learn more about this year’s events by visiting or visit their Facebook page at

POSTPONED: Saturday January 15

9am-2pm - The Village: A Social Justice Symposium, Moss Point High School, 4913 Weems St. (Free admission)

  • Youth Summit
  • Legislative Update
  • Man2Man Summit
  • When Women Talk

POSTPONED: Sunday, January 16

3pm - Coastwide MLK Sunday Inspirational, Facebook Live event featuring local artists

POSTPONED: Monday, January 17

11am - Annual MLK Parade in downtown Biloxi

Noon - Battle of the Bands at MGM Park, 105 Caillavet St. ($5 admission)

  • Featuring Alcorn State University & Mississippi Valley State University

POSTPONED: Saturday, January 22

11am - Community Food Drop, Gautier Senior Center, 914 LaPointe Dr.

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