The Martin Luther King, Jr. Festival will be January 16-19, 2015. The festivities will kick off with the annual memorial breakfast, held at Trinity Baptist Church in Lake Charles on Friday January 16th, at 7:30 am. The service honors several deserving, outstanding individuals in the community. A highlight to this year's festival will be the 2nd annual Gala held on Saturday night (January 17th) at 7:00 pm at the beautiful Historic Calcasieu Marine National Bank. The gala is a night with the stars and includes entertainment from a national recording artist. The celebration continues on Monday, January 19th, with the annual parade rolling through the streets of Lake Charles at 11:00 am with the lineup beginning at the Lake Charles Civic Center at 8:30AM. Everyone is invited to take part in this fun-filled family event. Don't miss the Family Day celebration where you can enjoy live local and national entertainers with the best in Zydeco, R&B, Blues and Southern Soul music. The big Celebrity Gumbo/Sauce Piquant Cook-Off Contest, as well as the hundreds of local vendors that feature arts, crafts, Creole and Cajun food promise to be a treat for all ages. For more a complete list of the festival events, please call 337-491-9955 or visit www.kzwafm.com.