Dress for the weather

Despite recent heavy rains and storms, the two 50th Anniversary Commemorative events will go on as planned, with slight adjustments, for April 4 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

The weather has made it impossible for organizers to put up a tent or chairs for the 10:30 am event, and therefore, those who have reserved tickets for the morning should come dressed for cold, windy weather and be prepared to stand for the duration of the 90-minute events.

Last minute venue change for 5:00 pm event!

The 5:00 pm commemoration ceremony has been moved INDOORS to Center for Inquiry School 27 immediately west of the park, at 545 E. 19th Street. Please remember to bring your tickets, either on paper or smartphone.

Thank you, CFI!

CFI 27

Free live streaming online

Both April 4 commemoration events are currently sold out, but you can watch the morning event downtown at Central Library (40 E. St. Clair Street) or live stream from any mobile device.


Morning event at 10:30 am:
1701 Broadway Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Evening event at 5:00 pm:
Center for Inquiry School 27
545 E. 19th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202


Free bus service

In recognition of the 50th Anniversary commemorative events, IndyGo will offer free rides on April 4, and transit routes to and from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 17th and Broadway will have boosted service.

In addition, biking is encouraged and additional bike racks will be available. 

Traffic and parking advice

Heavy traffic is expected near the memorial site on April 4, 2018, the heaviest between 9 a.m.–Noon and 4:30–6:30 p.m. 

Recommended parking options:
Health & Hospital Corp: 1660 N. College Ave.
Grace Apostolic Church: 649 E. 22nd St. (lot across the street from main building)
Mt. Helm Missionary Baptist Church: 1602 N College Ave (eastern side of lot)
McGuire Scenic: 1833 N New Jersey St
Footlite: 1840 N New Jersey St
Kroger: 16th & Central

Thank you to our devoted commemoration sponsors

These events would not be possible without the outstanding support of our 50th Anniversary sponsors and community partners.