Mon January 20, 2014
MLK Day 2014 Events and Closures
Austin’s Annual Community Celebration:
The annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march from the University of Texas at Austin campus to Huston-Tillotson University starts at 9 a.m. Marchers will meet at the MLK statue near Speedway and West 23rd Street at UT.
An MLK Day festival begins at Huston-Tillotson after the march. It runs until 3 p.m.
There will be some road and lane closures for the march and festival – affected roadways include the I-35 frontage roads, North Congress Avenue and 11th Street.
Click here to see the full parade route.
Georgetown/Williamson County Events:
Georgetown is celebrating MLK Day with service. Youth are volunteering at the Teen Center and adults are working on several projects throughout Williamson County.
There’s also an MLK Day march starting at noon at the Williamson County Courthouse. That’s followed by a panel event at Macedonia Baptist Church and a community dinner at Southwestern University.
What's Open/Closed this MLK Day:
City of Austin offices are closed today for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. That means city libraries, museums and recreation/senior centers are closed.
But city-operated golf courses and tennis centers will be open. As will Deep Eddy, Stacy and Barton Springs pools.
The Austin Animal Center is also open today from 11 a.m. til 7 p.m.
Trash and recycling is being picked up as usual.
Capital Metro is operating on a Saturday schedule today. There will be no UT-Shuttle, E-Bus or MetroRail service.