Date & Time

Saturday, August 20, 2016
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

The focal point of this year’s celebration is the themes of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement, African American history, and African American inventors. Community members are invited to meet at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for food, music, games, face painting, balloon art, inflatable rides and a Family Kickball Tournament!

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 live music, free kids and art activities, and food vendors.

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