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MLK Day in Pittsburgh

Family Friendly and Free Events to Honor MLK

Even if you don’t have a vacation day on Monday, there are lots of ways to celebrate MLK Day in Pittsburgh. Most of the events are free or donation based, and many of these events are family friendly. Know of another community event we should add to the list? Send an email to

Revisiting Dr. Martin Luther King’s visits to Pittsburgh

Here is a round up of some the articles that offer some history and photos of Dr. King ‘s visits to Pittsburgh.


MLK Events in Pittsburgh 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Ride With the King: Black History Tour

Doors Open Pittsburgh has planned a special Black History Tour for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. There are two tour options, a self-guided tour or bus tour. The tour will visit three churches in Pittsburgh, where leaders from Pittsburgh’s African American churches will share first-hand stories.


Monday, January 21, 2019

Family Fun Day @ Pittsburgh Glass Center

Hands-on activities and glass blowing demonstrations throughout the day.

  • Organized by: Pittsburgh Glass Center
  • Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: free
  • Facebook event


East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater

An afternoon of hands-on activities from hosted by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – East Liberty, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, Assemble, True T PGH, Pittsburgh for Public Transit, Union Project, Xaz Walker, Reading is FUNdamental and Repair the World: Pittsburgh.


17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration @ Union Project

This year the Union Project hosts an afternoon of creative activities followed by a community meal and a Storytelling Teach-In.

  • Organized by: Union Project
  • Date: Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Time: 3:00 pm – 7:45 pm
  • Cost: free
  • Facebook event