- January 13, 2021

How To Make the Most of Your MLK Jr. Day Weekend in Austin

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MLK Jr. Day is just around the corner. This year we celebrate the 26th anniversary of the Civil Rights leader’s legacy. Did you know it is actually a “day on” as opposed to a “day off?” This national holiday encourages Americans to volunteer to improve our communities.

Here are a few ways for you to pay tribute to MLK Jr. Day 2021. 


MLK Birthday Double Feature with Community Chat/ Q&A
Friday, January 15 | From 1 to 5 p.m. | Virtual

Log on to the Virtual Book People’s Book Club with Austin Allies.
Saturday, January 16 | 9 a.m. | Virtual

A Virtual Tour Of Austin’s Black History
Sunday, January 17 | From 3 to 4:30 p.m. | Virtual
Civil Righteousness Austin presents a Virtual Historic Tour led by master storyteller and local historian Javier Wallace.

MLK Jr. Day of Service with United Way for Greater Austin
Monday, January 18 | 9 a.m. | Virtual

Support the Central Texas Food Bank with the MLK Livestream and In- Car Rally
Monday, January 18 | 10:30 a.m. | Virtual

Jump Into MLK Weekend With Altitude Trampoline Park
Monday, January 18 | From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 2800 S IH 35 Frontage Road
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Altitude Trampoline Park on Kroger Drive is inviting you to jump into the long weekend. On Monday, January 18, 2021, Altitude is offering $15 endless jump passes. Current members can also bring friend to jump with for FREE.

Carver Museum at Home Activities
Anytime | Virtual | Click HERE

Check out the online content with #CarverMuseumathome as they bring the museum to your home!

Honor MLK Jr. by Watching His I Have a Dream Speech
| Virtual | Click Here


In addition to honoring MLK Jr. with a day of service, why not opt outside? Here are some family friendly places we recommend visiting where you can safely socially distance.

Take an easy stroll or hike somewhere like: Bull Creek Greenbelt, McKinney Falls State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park, Hamilton Greenbelt, or Shoal Creek Trail.

Visit an Austin nature center or museum like: Zilker Botanical Garden, Fortlandia at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, or Laguna Gloria.

Take a short drive to a nearby city and wander around their parks or town square. We recommend Wimberley, Georgetown, and Bastrop. Though you can find even more here.


These are just a few ways to celebrate and participate this weekend. For more family fun tips and ideas make sure to check out The Love, Jules and follow them on instagram @thelovejules.