Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration to be held on January 18, 2019

Flyer for 2019 MLK EventThe 2019 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Countywide Celebration will be held on Friday, January 18, at 4:00 p.m. This event is being held at the Vineyard Church, 1500 North Lincoln Avenue, in Urbana.  As always, the event is free and open to the public and will feature a presentation of awards and a keynote speaker.

Awards at the Celebration honor Champaign County individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions, consistent with the philosophy and mission of Dr. King in community service, humanitarian work and the promotion of equal rights. Nominations are open until 5:00 p.m. on November 9.

To nominate an individual or organization for the 2019 celebration, please visit the Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Countywide Celebration webpage at This event is sponsored by Champaign County, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana, Parkland College, Village of Rantoul and the University of Illinois.