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MLK Freedom Week kicks off tomorrow, Jan. 13

JANUARY 12, 2023

Grand Strand Freedom Week kicks off this Friday, January 13, with special events to celebrate the remarkable life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Carolina African American Heritage Foundation, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Myrtle Beach collectively host the annual events. To learn more and register to attend, see

Welcome Reception (Invitation Only)
Date & Time – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 13
Location – Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, 1200 North Oak Street

MLK Parade (Free)
Date & Time – 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 14 (Line-Up Begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Parade Route – Along Ocean Boulevard, 15th to Eighth Avenues North

Mental Health Forum (Free)
Date & Time – 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 14
Location – Myrtle Beach Train Depot, 851 Broadway Street

CommUNITY Ecumenical Service (Free)
Date & Time – 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, January 15
Location – Mount Olive AME Church, 1108 Carver Street

Drum Major Awards Breakfast (Ticketed Event, $25)
Date & Time – 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 16
Location – Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street

MBDA & CAAHF cohost Economic Development Summit (Free, Registration Required)
Date & Time – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 17
Location – Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 North Oak Street
Key Note Speaker – Michael Allen, CEO/Founder/Architect, MAO Architecture, Inc.