What’s Happening: Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration events


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As it gets closer to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, there are a lot of activities that you can get in on to help celebrate the holiday.

The Southeastern North Carolina Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee has a lot planned leading up to Monday.

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The YWCA Lower Cape Fear will host a Potluck for Peace Thursday at William E. Murphy Sports Complex on South 8th Street in Wilmington from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is free and you’re asked to bring a dish to share.

On Friday you can join WWAY’s Amanda Fitzpatrick to honor Dr. King at the annual celebration banquet where Dr. James Anderson, Chancellor at Fayetteville State University, will be the guest speaker. It will be held at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door.

It’s Family Fun Day on Saturday at the William E. Murphy Sports Complex. There will be fun and games, face painting, refreshments and more. This event starts at 11 a.m.

Also on Saturday, you can check out action on the hardwood as the CFCC Women’s Basketball team will play at 1 p.m. and the CFCC Men’s Basketball team will tip off at 3 p.m. The games are at Brogden Hall and free to the public.

The main event is on Monday. The annual MLK, Jr. Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. The parade wraps all around downtown Wilmington. WWAY’s Randy Aldridge and Amanda Fitzpatrick will be grand marshals in the parade and are looking forward to celebrating with everyone.

Click here for more information on events happening this week around Wilmington to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.