Date & Time

Saturday, August 19, 2017
1-4 pm

Address

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
4055 Nicollet Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Registration

This event is free and open to the public
No registration required

About

Enjoy a day of music and fun in the park to help celebrate our community. Free face painting, crafts, rides, and games to entertain the entire family. Ice cream and food will be available for a small fee.

Event Information

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Council will host a celebration at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park. The celebration will include great music, food trucks, and children's activities. The theme of this year's event is "Still We Rise." Additional 2017 event sponsors are Hope Community and Parks and Power.

Schedule

10:30 am - Gathering at Sabathani Community Center, 310 E. 38th St.
11 am - Rally for Justice and Freedom
Noon - Still We Rise March
1-4 pm - Celebration at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park including:

  • Legacy Council Call to Action
  • Stay Awake vol. 4 free concert sponsored by Parks and Power
    • DJ Keezy
    • DJ Advance
    • Nazeem & Spender Joles
    • 8 Dot Croc
    • Dua Selah
    • Hosted by Miss Brit & Toki Wright
  • Children's activities and food trucks

Park History

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park was renamed from Nicollet Field in 1968 to Dr. Martin Luther King Park to honor the civil rights leader who was assassinated earlier that year. Based on recommendations by the Advisory Task Force, the name of the park is now Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, ensuring the legacy of Dr. King will be preserved. 

Get Involved

This event is sponsored by the MPRB with support from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council

Event Contact

Sandra Richardson
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park Legacy Council
Phone: 612-327-7010
Email: srichardson7@comcast.net