West Michigan events honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jan 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-15 06:51:16-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Monday is the birthday of one of the most well-known civil rights activists Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To celebrate his impact and his legacy many events are being held around West Michigan.


  • City of Kalamazoo Community Wide Day of Services
    • Where: Kalamazoo City Hall, 241 West South Street
    • Time: 8 a.m.
  • Kalamazoo MLK Day commemorative walk
    • Where: Those looking to partake in the walk are asked to meet at the flagpole at Kanley Chapel in Kalamazoo.
    • Time: 3:30 p.m.
    • The walk will depart from Kanley Chapel at Western Michigan University and go to Kalamazoo College Red Square.
  • Northside Ministerial Alliance 32nd Annual MLK Celebration
    • Where: Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 120 Roberson Street in Kalamazoo.
    • Time: 4 p.m.
    • Pastor Johnathan Tremaine Thomas from Destiny Church in St. Louis will be speaking to those in attendance.
  • West Michigan University MLK Day Teach-In
    • Where: Western Michigan University’s Bernhard Center.
    • Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • For a full list of the day’s event click here. 


  • 32nd Annual MLK Day Community Celebration
    • Where: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE in Grand Rapids.
    • Time: 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Calvin College MLK Day
    • Where: Calvin College in Grand Rapids
    • Time: Events start at 10 a.m.
    • For a full list of the day’s events click here.
  • “I Dream” performance presented by the Grand Rapids Opera
    • Where: Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street NE in Grand Rapids
    • Time: 7:30 p.m.