Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Diverse performances, awards and a keynote speech focused on the theme of “Light in the Midst of Darkness” will highlight Rockville’s 48th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration.

Monday, January 20, 2020
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Richard Montgomery High School
250 Richard Montgomery Drive

For information about access, call the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator at 240-314-8108.

 Still have questions? Contact: 

Community Engagement
111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Event Details

11 a.m. - noon

The public is invited to take part in community service activities, browse information booths and enjoy free refreshments. Give back to the community by participating in a community service activity like Project Linus.

Noon - 1 p.m.

Ceremony Begins

  • Dance Performance
  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Vocal Performance
  • Keynote Speech by Barbara Harrison, longtime reporter at Washington’s NBC4 
  • Presentation of Awards
  • Musical Performance
  • Closing Remarks


As part of the celebration, the City of Rockville’s Human Rights Commission will present two awards. The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award is given to a student from a Rockville high school who has worked to fulfill Dr. King's dream. Find and submit the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award nomination form online. The F. Michael Taff Award is given to a business, organization or adult that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Find and submit the F. Michael Taff Award nomination form online.

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