LIST: MLK Day celebrations to take place across Coast

BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2023 is quickly approaching. Before and on Monday, January 16, events are happening across the Coast. We’ve compiled a list of MLK Day celebrations happening near you.

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Thursday, January 12

  • A MLK Celebration of Art & Culture at the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, 5 p.m.
    • Remarks at 6 p.m., Concert at 7 p.m. by cellist Garfield Moore
    • Black Art in America Exhibit, Award-winning photographer D’artagnan Winford, award-winning poet Nita Chase

Saturday, January 14

  • Picayune Day of Service Community Cleanup, 9 a.m. on MLK Boulevard
  • Wiggins MLK Parade, 1 p.m.
    • Parade route begins behind the Stone County Courthouse, passes Blaylock Park, travels to Magnolia Drive, then back to the courthouse via Cavers Avenue.
  • A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. at the IMPAC Theatre at the MGCCC Harrison County Campus in Gulfport

Sunday, January 15

Monday, January 16

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