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.

MLK 1-MILE FUN RUN
Saturday, January 14th, 9:00 AM

MLK 10K
Saturday, January 14th, 9:30 AM

MLK 5K
Saturday, January 14th, 10:00 AM

THE DREAM LIVES UNITY PROCESSIONAL AND CELEBRATION
Saturday, January 14th, Noon

SPECIAL GUEST
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