Martin Luther King Jr. Events

The 38th Annual 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. CelebrationMLK

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is 

‘What are you doing for others?  

Each year, the City of Elgin Human Relations Commission takes great pride in presenting a weekend of activities celebrating the life of one of our country's greatest civil rights leaders, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Click HERE  for the link to the Saturday Program.  


Pick up your free MLK Celebration calendar and purchase a T Shirt on Saturday, January 22 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Centre of Elgin, by the Heritage Ballroom.

T Shirt

T shirts for sale, January 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Sizes Small - XXXL. 

Only $10.00!

Youth Day Celebration

This event is postponed until February.  Watch this page for updates!

FACE MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT!  Vaccination card or proof of negative COVID test required. Parents are invited to attend the celebration but must remain in the ballroom during student workshops. 

For a flyer on the event click here.

Sign up at this link!

Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually to students who have demonstrated an active interest and meaningful involvement in the areas of human rights, civil rights, social justice and/or world peace.  Scholarships may also be awarded to students whose activities are exemplary and reflect the ideals and life of Dr. King.  

Congratulations to the 2022 Scholarship winners:  

Axel Magana - Larkin High School

Jalea McPherson - South Elgin High School

Janiyah Taylor - Elgin High School

Click here to donate to the MLK Scholarship fund.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Food Drive

Click Here Opens in new window donate to the MLK Food Drive.  

Food DriveFor the past 10 years, the Dr. King Food Drive has collected thousands of pounds of food for the less fortunate in our community.  One dollar equals eight pounds of food. Donate online using the link to the left!