King Holiday Events


The MLK Lynchburg Community Council is hosting their Annual Breakfast entitled “Justice for All” on Monday, January 15 from 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM at The Virginian Hotel in Lynchburg! The keynote speaker is attorney, Dr. Victor O. Cardwell. Victor is a native of Lynchburg, who attended The University of Virginia and William and Lee University. He’s Chairman of the Board for Woods, Rogers Law Firm in Roanoke and the first black president of the Virginia Bar Association. For ticket information, please visit Eventbrite or the Lynchburg Memorial Avenue Library.

Cost – $40

Hoop Love Academy is hosting a MLK Youth Day Camp on Monday, January 15 from 9AM-2PM in Roanoke! The camp is for 4th-8th grade students who will learn about MLK Jr. and his life achievements, complete 10+ challenging teamwork specific exercises and compete in skill contests for camp awards/prizes. Lunch is included and paid registration is required via Eventbrite. The event is happening at 1529 Carroll Ave NW in Roanoke.

Cost – $100

*SOLD OUT* MLK Jazz Brunch is happening on Monday, January 15 from 12PM-3PM at the Salem Civic Center! This soulful brunch will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with jazz tunes and delicious food! Registration is required via Eventbrite.


Campbell County Branch of the NAACP MLK Day is happening on Monday, January 15 at 2PM at Rustburg High School! This event will feature a concert from the MLK Reunion Choir, words of encouragement from Honorable Eugene Butler and other recognitions.

If you’re interested in singing in the concert choir, rehearsals are Saturday, January 13 at 5PM and Sunday, January 14 at 3PM. Rustburg High School is located at 1671 Village Hwy in Rustburg.


Randolph College is hosting a MLK Celebration featuring activist and author Angela Davis on Monday, January 22 at 5PM in Lynchburg! Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator—both at the university level and in the larger public sphere—has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice. A reception will follow the Q&A session. Randolph College is located at 2500 Rivermont Ave in Lynchburg.


The Mountaintop is a play based on the fictional depiction of Dr. Martin Luther King’s final hours happening at Mill Mountain Theatre February 1-11 in Roanoke! After delivering his historic ‘I’ve Been to the Mountaintop’ speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. retires to the Lorraine Motel, where he encounters a mysterious maid bearing surprising news. Amidst a raging storm, Katori Hall’s play unveils the profound humanity of America’s revered civil rights leader. For ticket information, please visit Mill Mountain Theatre is located at 1 Market Square SE in Roanoke.

Cost – $25/adult, $15/youth and students (plus convenience fee)