Observed on the third Monday of each January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day marks the birthday of the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement. The floating federal holiday ensures most of us a long weekend, so make the most of your time by taking part in one of these activities around town, many of which commemorate the man who lived his life in service to others -- plus one that commemorates the life of Baltimore's most infamous former dwellers, Edgar Allan Poe.
- Saturday, noon: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade (details)
- Saturday, noon-4 p.m.: Opening of Defining Moments at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. (details)
- Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.: Orioles FanFest 2013 (details)
- Sunday, noon- 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Celebration at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum (details)
- Saturday, 7 p.m.: Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday Bash (details)
- Sunday, 3 p.m.: Baltimore Bomber's Season Opener (details)
- Monday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at the American Visionary Art Museum (details)
- Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival at The Walters Art Museum (details)
If you're up for a trip, there are also plenty of activities happening in Washington, DC to commemorate the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth as well.
Image courtesy Wikimedia / Library of Congress.