Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend & Soul Food Cook-Off
Jan 12, 2018 to Jan 15, 2018
425 Boston St
Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Weekend & Soul Food Cook-Off in Muskogee. The event kicks off on Friday with a community birthday party for the Civil Rights leader, followed by a weekend soul food cook-off and a day full of festivities to honor Martin Luther King on Monday.
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Soul Food Cook-Off features various cooks competing in different categories to create the most delicious soul food dish. Attendees will vote for their favorite and judges will award the grand prize. Feast on mouthwatering soul food dishes like sweet potato pie, collard greens, homemade yeast rolls, black-eyed peas and hot water cornbread. Browse through booths of soul food and taste the delectable creations of amazing area cooks. This family-friendly event is guaranteed to produce fond memories and plenty of full stomachs. Make your way to this event to learn from the seasoned cooks in the crowd and rediscover the comfort of soul food.
Monday kicks off with a free pancake breakfast at 7am, followed by a MLK Day worship service sponsored by the Muskogee Ministerial Alliance & Bacone College. The parade begins at noon, with floats lining up an hour earlier on 12th St. Stick around for the annual car show at 12:45pm, followed by a fun parade after party with live music. You won't want to miss this celebratory weekend honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Muskogee.