Discover the events happening in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Champaign-Urbana
Pick-up kits, celebrations and more are on the docket for ways to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day over a long weekend with your family
If you’re looking for family fun over the long weekend observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Champaign-Urbana, we’re here to help! Almost all schools, preschools, and even many daycares are closed in observance of MLK Jr. Day, which is Jan. 17 this year. Add the University of Illinois to that, and it’s a rare opportunity to enjoy some family time together.
So what should you do? We’ve provided you with some ideas for fun events that are close. We’ve also provided a list of events related to Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.
If you’re looking for a fun and inexpensive day trip, check out our article about MLK Day in Indianapolis, where there are lots of attractions open for free. Many attractions and museums are free in Chicago as well. We do include an event happening in Springfield below that caught our eye, too, so that would be another day trip option.
Don’t forget to check out our “What is Open, What is Closed” article for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Local observances are listed on our calendar, although some are not actually on Jan. 17.
Monday, January 16, 2023
Make your day off count! Head to the Museum of the Grand Prairie in Mahomet to explore the rich cultural heritage of the African American community in Champaign County on this Martin Luther King Day. The group will learn about the life of Dr. King, celebrate his legacy, and explore…read more…