Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance


Enjoy this slideshow of pictures from past celebrations!

Celebrating a life of achievement

Each January the City of Irving holds a special event to recognize and appreciate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  This annual observance takes place at the Irving Arts Center, and features a variety of music, dance and theatrical performances.

The 2016 event focused on a series of riveting events that led up to the historic March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom.  Audience members learned about interesting facts and experiences which preceded the monumental march, as well as various aspects of the planning and methods of preparation used to accomplish an assembly of more than 250,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial.  Attendees enjoyed entertainment from the Dallas Black Dance Theatre II, Marquinn Middleton and the Miracle Choir, and the Bear Creek Baptist Church Choir.

Check back for details about the 2017 program.
Become a Sponsor
Thousands of people from Irving and neighboring areas attend our annual festivities.  Support this community event and increase the visibility of your organization by becoming a sponsor.  For more information on becoming a sponsor, view our Sponsorship Packages (PDF) and contact The Sponsor Bureau at (214) 702-6411.

*Please check back regularly for event updates. Information is subject to change.