Start 2023 off right by exploring local opportunities to grow in Dr. King’s footsteps. This Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, join in on local opportunities to celebrate equity, service, and justice for all. Each year, Indy's cultural institutions and museums recognize the importance of Dr. King’s message with special programming. This holiday, you can celebrate Dr. King’s legacy with free admission at many Indy attractions.

Local Events & Opportunities to Celebrate

Special features on Monument Circle to celebrate MLK Day as part of Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Shining A Light program.

The Madam Walker Legacy Center's 41st MLK Day of Celebration speaker will be Time 100’s award-winning social justice leader and movement strategist, Tamika D. Mallory.

Free Admission at Local Attractions

Experience inspirational programming throughout the day and take part in the joy of community at Conner Prairie. This year, the MLK Day celebrations include the pledge to BE Love, featuring winning essays by students exploring Dr. King's legacy.

The Indianapolis Zoo will once again host a MLK Day Celebration that includes both free admission with a donation and parking. Monetary donations will be accepted and benefit Gleaner’s Food Bank.

Visitors are welcome to listen to storytelling, participate in a service activity, and enjoy the musical melodies and beats of Keisha Ballinger and the University United Methodist Church Praise Team.If you would like to contribute to a local community project, visitors are…

The stunning Indiana State Museum along the Central Canal Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum will also offer free admission with donation on MLK Day again this year. In lieu of canned goods and non-perishable food items, visitors are encouraged to make monetary donations of any amount via Dip Jars to Gleaners Food Bank.

MLK Day marks the final day of Jingle Rails at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art. The museum will be offering free admission to both this special exhibit and general admission on MLK Day this year. Participate in a community art project taking place in Eagle…

The NCAA Hall of Champions is an ideal stop on a student tour of Indy NCAA Hall of Champions

With free admission on MLK Day, the NCAA Hall of Champions consists of two levels of interactive exhibits to engage visitors, the Hall of Champions is a must-visit for college sports fans.

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