MLK, Blues, and more – Things to do in Montgomery this weekend (1/18/19)

Let's take a look at what's happening in and around Montgomery over the next few days!

We are officially past the halfway point here in January, and for many of us, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is promising us a much-needed three-day weekend. Let's take a look at what's happening in and around Montgomery over the next few days!

5th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Alabama State University will be hosting their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday night. The event, run by the university’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, will take place inside the Davis Theatre. And what better way to kick off your MLK Day weekend?

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2019 MLK Memorial Breakfast

You can even wake up the next morning and head down to the Renaissance for their 8:00 a.m. MLK Memorial Breakfast. The event’s been running for 23 years, and while it costs $30 to enter, you’ll be supporting college students across the country. Plus – you get breakfast, and you can’t go wrong with that.

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Lake Martin Polar Plunge

If you like spending $20 in an effort to jettison yourself into freezing, cold water, then we have just the ticket for you! The Lake Martin Polar Plunge at Kowaliga is giving you just such an opportunity on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For those not jumping in, there’ll be live music, food, and drink to enjoy as well.

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Blues at Goat Gaus Biergarten

And right after you’re done at the Polar Plunge, you can dive right over to Goat Haus Biergarten at 7:30 p.m. for Blues music in a laid-back atmosphere. Local musicians John Bull and Ed Pickett will be playing until 9:00, and the best part? You can show up for free – but be sure to tip the hard-working musicians!

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Women's March 2019

The 2019 Women’s March will begin at the iconic Court Square Fountain in downtown Montgomery. From there, participants will rally in front of the state capital. The Montgomery march got its start last year in an attempt to raise awareness about equality for women, and organizers are picking up where they left off.

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