Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Los Angeles

01/13/2016

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. The holiday is observed on the third Monday in January of each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. Dr. King was a key figure and spokesman in the Civil Rights Movement. He received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. The campaign for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. President Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, and it was first observed three years later. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Read on for a guide to Los Angeles events that celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The following MLK Day events take place on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 unless otherwise noted.

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The Guide to the Tournament of Roses in Pasadena

11/19/2015

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From the pre-bowl game feasting at Lawry’s Beef Bowl, to the spectacular Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day, the Tournament of Roses is a Southern California tradition that is unequaled anywhere in the world. 

Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: September 2015

08/25/2015

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There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this September. From sporting events to family friendly outings and much more, get ready to enjoy all that L.A. has to offer.

Aerial view of the Getty Center

The Top 10 Must Sees & Hidden Gems of the Getty Center

08/17/2015

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Whether you’re looking to reflect in the present or rethink history, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy these experiences. Read on for ten must-sees and hidden gems at the Getty Center and get ready for a feast for the senses.

Nike Basketball 3on3 Tournament

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: August 2015

07/02/2015

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There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this August. From interactive sporting events to family friendly outings and much more, spend your summer enjoying all that L.A. has to offer.

 

Hollywood Bowl fireworks

Los Angeles Event Spotlight: July 2015

07/02/2015

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There's no shortage of awesome activities happening in the City of Angels this July! From thrilling fireworks displays to family-friendly concerts and much more, spend your summer enjoying all L.A. has to offer. For more info on Independence Day Weekend events, check out our guide to the Fourth of July in L.A. Read More >>

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