Hilton Head Island hosting 2019 MLK Celebration Weekend

Honoring MLK Jr.

The Town of Hilton Head is gearing up for their annual Celebration Weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The weekend features a variety of events, from a tribute concert and ball to a worship service and volunteer day.

Check out the full schedule below.

Ecumenical Community Worship Service

-Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m.
-Christ Lutheran Church (829 William Hilton Parkway)

Shabbat at Congregation Beth Yam

-Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
-4501 Meeting Street

A Special MLK Tribute to the Greats

-Friday, Jan. 19 – Doors at 6:00 p.m. – Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
-Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort (40 Folly Field Road)
-Grammy-nominated Alvin Garrett & Billboard charting artist Latrese Bush honor the late great Aretha Franklin & Al Green
-Percentage of proceeds go to Laura Bush’s It’s Better to Give Back Fund which benefits area youth and families
-Tickets: $35 ($40 at door) – Visit here to purchase online

Continental Breakfast for Volunteers

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
-Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church (161 Mathews Drive)

MLK Community Service – Cemetery Cleanup

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
-Spanish Wells Cemetery

Black Excellence Ball

-Saturday, Jan. 19 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
-Pickney Hall Ballroom (Sun City/Bluffton)
-Red carpet event with a buffet, full cash bar, live music and dancing
-Attire: Formal black-tie
-Tickets: $65/person ($75 at door) – Click here to purchase online
-Call 843-290-2984 for more information on tickets

MLK Memorial March

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m.
-Parade starts and ends at Hilton Head High School’s parking lot

MLK Memorial Program

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:00 a.m.
-Hilton Head High School Seahawk Cultural Center
-Hear musical presentations & watch the presentation of the MLK Community Service Award

Fellowship Luncheon

-Monday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m.
-Hilton Head High School Cafeteria

Those wishing to make a donation for future MLK Celebrations are asked to make checks payable to “Community Foundation of the Lowcountry” with “MLK Fund” on the memo line.

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