Use Jan. 20 to celebrate the legacy left by Martin Luther King Jr. while doing something good for the community. 

The 2020 King Holiday Day of Impact (formerly Mega Kingfest) is hosted by the Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and will kick off at noon at the Philander Smith College gymnasium. The event is free to the public and offers on-site community service projects and activities for the family. 

The event will include a variety of happenings including: 

  • free food
  • live music
  • service projects
  • vendor showcase
  • giveaways
  • health screenings

The day's activities also include speakers like Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin, and gospel performances by Tiffany Andrews and Le'Andria Johnson.

The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is a state agency that works to promote equality and acceptance of all in Arkansas. The commission has hosted programs across the state and 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. 

For more information on the commission or any of the day's activities, head to the organization's website or call (501) 683-1300.