About the Event

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.

Saturday, January 14th, 9:00 AM

Saturday, January 14th, 9:30 AM

Saturday, January 14th, 10:00 AM

Saturday, January 14th, Noon

Damien Escobar, Hip-hop Violinist

The Hosts

The Mayor's Commission on Unity, Diversity and Prosperity is comprised of over twenty-five individuals who are private citizens, activists or are volunteers from various organizations and corporations in Columbus, Georgia. The commission's goal is to create a community where every individual is valued and presented with equal access to opportunities.

The Venue

The Liberty Theatre and Cultural District is the venue for the third year. This is a backdrop steeped in history-- a place that was a highly frequented cultural hub in its heyday. Today the theater remains active with plays, featured programs, and an annual summer performance academy. The theater is located at 821 8th Avenue, Columbus GA 31902.

Register Today

Register for the Processional Walk: Online
Register for the 5K: Online
Register for the 10K: Online
Register for the 1 Mile: Online
Register for as a Vendor: PDF