Use Jan. 18 to celebrate the legacy left by Martin Luther King Jr. while doing something good for the community.
The 2021 King Holiday Day of Impact (formerly Mega Kingfest) is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. And what traditionally includes a full lineup of music, on-site community service projects and activities for the family will instead encourage participants to safely serve on their own accord.
To kick things off, at noon on Jan. 15, Dr. King's birthday, the commission will host a virtual event celebrating his life and legacy. The event will stream live on social media and will include appearances by government and community leaders.
Multiple organizations are also hosting service-minded events and programs virtually around the city on MLK Jr. Day, including the Central Arkansas Library System, so keep an eye out if you want to get involved.
The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is a state agency that works to promote equality and acceptance of all in Arkansas. The commission hosts programs across the state and has assisted towns like Harrison in rebranding their city’s image toward becoming a more inclusive place. The commission hosts year-round service events, as well.