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MLK. Dreamfest Celebration


January 17 - February 8, 2014

Each year in January we recognize and celebrate the life, work and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dreamfest 2014 is a partnership between the Town of Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, Town of Cary Spruce Program and the MLK, Jr. Task Force of Cary.

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.



MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Women of Action Gathering
January 17, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Page-Walker Arts & History Center

Join the 4th Annual WFWP Gathering of organizations and businesses fostering positive partnerships and relationships. Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gloria Ward Wright, will share her story "From the Back of the Line." As a youth Dr. Wright marched with Dr. King and was arrested during the Albany movement. Also hear testimonies from other role models “Leading and Living Their Destiny.”


MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: An Arts Tribute to Martin
January 18, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The Cary Arts Center

Celebrate Dr. King’s birthday through dance, spoken word and song! Program will include a Family Frolic Dance Mix by DJ Tay, "King" by award winning speaker, Kenneth S. Wormack, and a special presentation “Powerful Music,” by Dr. Lonieta Aurora Thompson Cornwall, Assistant Professor of Music at Shaw University and some of her talented students.


MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Dream of Democracy March 2014
January 20, 2014
10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Please note: return time approximate)
Downtown Raleigh (Roundtrip transportation, leaving at 10a.m., will be offered from Cary Town Hall, 316 N. Academy Street)


Cary Residents are invited to join other Triangle Residents at the 33rd Annual MLK, Jr. Commemorative March in downtown Raleigh. Reservations required as space is limited. To RSVP call 919 460-4963.



MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: Day of Service 2014
January 20, 2014
10 a.m. & 2 p.m. (two sessions)
Middle Creek Community Center


MLK, Jr. advocated the power of community service. The Dreamfest Day of Service is a great way to give back to your community. Volunteers will spend the afternoon doing a variety of hands-on tasks to help maintain and beautify the area around Middle Creek Community Center. Please be prepared to get dirty! Coordinated by the Town of Cary’s Spruce program. Registration is required. Call (919) 469-4301 or email for quick and easy registration or for additional details. All ages are welcome to participate. Volunteers 15 and under must have proper adult supervision.




MLK, Jr. Dreamfest: African American History Train Tour
Feb 8, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
(Please note: return time approximate)
International Civil Rights Center & Museum, Greensboro, NC (via train from Cary Depot)

Hop aboard in Cary and travel to experience African-American History during a tour to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro! Discover more about the important role North Carolina played in the Civil Rights Movement. Meet at the Page-Walker Arts & History Center and depart via train from the Cary Depot. Please purchase your train tickets in advance. Participants are also responsible for admission to the museum ($8 Seniors & Students / $10 Adults) and any meals. The museum is near the train station and some moderate walking is required. To join the tour RSVP to (919) 460-4963, and more details here.

Kris Carmichael
Page-Walker Arts & History Center
(919) 460-4963