Use Jan. 17 to celebrate the legacy left by Martin Luther King Jr. while doing something good for the community. 

The 2022 King Holiday Day of Impact (formerly Mega Kingfest) is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and will take place at Catholic High at 11 a.m.

The day includes a full lineup of giveaways, job fairs, vaccine clinics and services for those in need, as well as on-site volunteer oportunities. Organizers also encourage participants to serve the community on their own accord in honor of Dr. King. 

Following the day of impact, the commission will also host a peace and unity march from Philander Smith College to Central High. The lineup begins at 3 p.m. 

Multiple organizations are also hosting service-minded events and programs virtually and in person around the city on MLK Jr. Day, including the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center, 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 year-round service events and programs across the state and has assisted towns like Harrison in rebranding their city’s image toward becoming a more inclusive place. 

For more information on the commission or any of the day's activities, head to the commission's website, and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest.