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Equitas Health Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Equitas Health offices and services will be closed on Jan. 15 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Every year on the third Monday of January, we honor Dr. King’s legacy and impact on American history.

Lo­­oking for ways to celebrate on MLK Day? Check out this list of statewide events.*

*Unless noted otherwise, all events take place on January 15.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open Hours
11 AM – 5 PM | Akron Art Museum | FREE

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with FREE public hours at the museum.


MLK Jr. Annual Silent March & Celebratory Brunch
March | 10:30 AM | Good Shepherd Church
Brunch | 11 AM | Baker Center Ballroom

Ohio University’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will lead a silent and reflective march from Good Shepherd Church at 64 University Terrace. A celebratory brunch will follow in the Baker Center Ballroom on campus, kicking off a week of events and activities in honor of Dr. King.

RSVP and purchase student and non-student brunch tickets online.


The 31st Annual MLK Jr. Mayor’s Breakfast: Committed to Achieving the Dream
THU | JAN 11 | 7:45 – 10 AM

Join the Greater Canton Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and the Stark County Mayors at the Double Tree by Hilton in downtown Canton to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Purchase tickets online.

320 Market Ave. South | Canton, OH 44702


Freedom Center’s 2024 King Legacy Celebration: Advocacy & Action
8 AM | National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

A continental breakfast followed by music, reflection, and a call to action. A livestream option is available. Purchase tickets online.

MLK Coalition’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day
10:30 AM | 49th Annual Freedom March to Washington Park

Event begins with an interdenominational prayer at the Underground Freedom Center. Marchers will step off at 10:40 and walk to Washington Park, where events conclude with a FREE program at noon in the Music Hall, 1241 Elm St.


The King Arts Complex MLK Open House
12 – 4 PM | Ohio History Center

Explore the life and legacy of Dr. King at this annual community open house. Enjoy music and live performances! Hear from keynote speaker Cheryl Brooks Sullivan, Franklin County Treasurer.

800 E. 17th Ave. | Columbus, OH 43211

39th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Breakfast
7:00 – 10:00 AM | Columbus Convention Center

Start your day at the City of Columbus’ signature King Holiday event! Keynote presenter will be Donzaleigh Abernathy, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, co-founder of the civil rights movement, and Juanita Jones Abernathy. Purchase tickets online.

400 North High St. | Batelle Grand Ballroom | Columbus, OH 43215


MLK Celebration: Hatred is Not Welcome Here

MLK Memorial March
9:30 AM | 1323 W. Third St.

March will assemble near the Drew Health Center and end at Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St.

MLK Celebration Banquet
6 PM | Dayton Masonic Center

Sarah Elizabeth Gates, PhD, will be the featured speaker.

525 W. Riverview Ave. | Dayton, OH 45405

Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast
7:30 – 9:00 AM | The Golf Club at Yankee Trace

The Honorable Judge Walter H. Rice will present the keynote address for the 22nd annual breakfast hosted by the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council. Registration begins at 7 AM. Purchase tickets online.

10000 Yankee St. | Centerville, OH 45458


University of Toledo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day 2024
10 AM | livestream

A virtual celebration of King’s legacy. Keynote speaker is Rosa Alicia Clemente, organizer, journalist, and scholar activist.