Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance

The featured video includes highlights from the 2019 event.

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.


The City of Irving is hosting an essay contest promoting the theme “Keep Moving Forward,” with three age categories: grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. Judging will be based on clarity, grammar and how well the theme is developed depending on the age of the writer. To submit an entry, complete this form by Jan 4. 

For additional information, please 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.

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