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The Dream Lives

The Dream Lives is an annual celebratory tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It demonstrates through talent, presentations and speakers that the principles espoused by Dr. King still resonate today. Each year we seek to further invigorate the spirit of the MLK legacy to address the challenges of today. Each year we also seek to broaden the commitment to Dr. King's dream by drawing in citizens of all ages, races and walks of life.

This event unifies the community and provides an opportunity to appropriately honor a man who gave his life in the quest for equality and prosperity for all. The highlight of the event is the Unity Processional bringing together civic and church groups, bands, corporate entities, city officials, and individuals to walk in unity while converging on the greenspace directly in front of the Liberty Theatre. Register your group below to join this tremendous tribute to Dr. King.

Schedule Detail

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    9:30 AM

    One Mile Fun Run

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    10:00 AM

    MLK 5K

  • 12:00 Noon

    Unity Processional



Liberty Theatre

813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901

Columbus' first black theater, this 1925 landmark now presents regional plays & music, plus classes! The MLK: The Dream Lives event will feature craft and food vendors, a children’s zone with games and activities, and a diverse array of entertainment including dance and song— all presented on stage and in the greenspace across from and adjacent to the Liberty Theater.


Event Registration ends on January 14, 2019. There is no cost for registration and you will not be asked to enter payment information. This is registration for the Processional Walk. If you would like to register for the 5K or 1-Mile, please visit:


Market Day of MLK! Vendors are required to provide their own electrical, tables, skirting, chairs, canopies and/or display racks as well as cach. Generators are to be silent and provided by the vendor.

  • Set-up, removal and clean-up are your responsibility.
  • Booth space is approximately 10x10 feet; 20x20 for food trucks.
  • Collection and payment of Sales tax is the responsibility of the vendor.
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Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you have regarding registration and the scheduled activities for the MLK: The Dream Lives Unity Processional and Commemorative Event.