Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The City of Rockville’s 51st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will be held on Monday, January 16, 2023 and feature diverse performances, awards and a keynote speaker.

Details for the 2023 event are forthcoming. Check back at a later date for details.

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

Sign Up to Perform

Groups or individuals who would like to perform during the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration on Monday, Jan. 16 are encouraged to apply by emailing specialevents@rockvillemd.gov by Monday, Oct. 10.

Please include a link to online audio or video, or digital audio or video files, of the proposed performance.

Still have questions? Contact: 

SPECIAL EVENTS
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240-314-8620
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111 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD 20850

Awards

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. The F. Michael Taff Award is given to a business, organization or adult that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award

The Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award is for a high school student (living in or attending a school in Rockville) who has helped to advance the goals and dreams of Dr. King in either their school or the community.

Nomination Form for the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Award

F. Michael Taff Award

The Taff Award nomination is awarded to an individual, organization, non-profit employer or business that has helped to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the City of Rockville, such as through efforts to improve accessibility or raise public awareness.

Nomination Form for the F. Michael Taff Award