Peace and unity. The two pillars Martin Luther King Jr. lived by. And two key elements in this upcoming weekend’s celebrations.

To honor the former minister and activist’s birthday, the Hawaii Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition puts together a parade every year, this year falling on January 15, that ends with a unity rally celebration. The event encourages people to reflect upon the principles of interracial cooperation, equality and social change through nonviolent resolution of conflict.

In addition to the coveted parade, there are events taking place the entire weekend that pay homage to the late Dr. King.


Friday January 12, 2018 -Noon
The Queen & Dr. King concert with
The Royal Hawaiian Band
I’olani Palace grounds

Saturday January 13, 2018 -6:00 p.m.
NAACP Dr. King Dinner – “Steadfast and Unmovable” Alphonso Braggs, President
Location: Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Doors open @ 5:30 Dinner Served at 7:00 RSVP by January 7, 2018 Tickets are $75.00 each or table of ten for $700
Contact: or call @ 808-783-8969

Sunday January 14, 2018 -9:00 am and 11:00 am
Annual bell ringing ceremony
Unity Church of Honolulu
3608 Diamond Head Circle
The Gay Men’s Chorus of Honolulu

Monday January 15, 2018 – 9:00 a.m.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade and Unity Rally
The parade begins at Magic Island and ends at Kapiolani Park – the Unity Rally follows at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand.