Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

Honoring the Legacy

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 and dances performed by the Dallas Black Dance Theatre.


This year, the City of Irving will host an essay contest promoting the theme “United Together.” There will be three age categories: grades 3-5, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Judging will be based on clarity, grammar and how well the theme is developed depending on the age of the writer. The essay should be no more than a page in length or 500 words. Deadline for entry is Jan. 4.

For more information call (972) 721-2501.

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.