Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Events

This event is organized by the Town of Apex. What does this mean?

Friday, January 12th  |  6:30 pm

  • Black Authors Exhibit at the Halle Cultural Arts Center (237 N. Salem Street) Learn more here!
  • Apex Student Oratorical Winner Presentation

Saturday, January 13th | MLK Unity March - Prayer Rally - Youth Summit

  • Gather for March at Apex First Baptist Church (419 S. Salem Street) at 8:00 am
  • March begins at Apex First Baptist Church at 9:00 am
  • March ends at Apex Town Hall (73 Hunter Street) with a brief outdoor program
  • Youth Summit immediately following at the Apex Senior Center. The panel will include local students and Apex Police Chief Jason Armstrong. The exact start time will depend on when the other events of the morning end, but should be around 10:30 - 11:00 am. 

Sunday, January 14th | 11:00 am

  • Social Justice Sunday at Apex First Baptist Church

Monday, January 15th | National Day of Service

The National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when people across the country unite in service. During the last 25 years, the MLK Day of Service has inspired people to actively improve communities. More details coming soon!

Know Before You Go:

  • View the downtown parking map for information on available parking.
  • On Saturday, January 14th, Salem Street will be closed from 9 am to 10 am, with the street opening on a rolling basis as the march heads to Town Hall. This is a rain or shine event - be prepared for all weather!
  • Town staff may be on site during the event weekend to take photos/videos.

What is the difference between a Community Event and a Town-Organized Event?

Community Events 
This is an event that a non-profit organization runs, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff provides an event location (Town Hall Campus, Salem Street, etc.), along with staff from public safety, public works and other departments, as necessary.

Town-Organized Events
This is an event that the Town of Apex creates, pays for, and plans. Town of Apex staff manages the programming, including activities, logistics, and vendors. This is sometimes referred to as a “Town Owned Event”.