However, the number of fee-free days at has been cut to four in 2018: Monday (Martin Luther King Day), April 21 (first day of National Park Week), Sept. 22 (National Public Lands Day) and November 11 (Veterans Day).
"A lot of schools do it already", Jones said, though she added that the message needs to go beyond just one day or one month.
The Rev. Richard Watts, minister of Rickards Chapel, will be the speaker and the Rickards Chapel Gospel Choir will provide the music.
Also performing will be the Eisenhower Middle School step team.
"Fifty years is a good benchmark to really look at where the dream is", said Dearbone, chairman of the local Martin Luther King Jr.
Hicks said new Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla and several other city officials are expected to attend.
On Thursday, members of the Savannah State University and surrounding community gathered on campus to take part in carrying on the torch of Dr. King's legacy for justice and equality.
Hicks wouldn't divulge the honoree, saying it was a surprise and that it wouldn't be announced until Sunday night's service. AHRC-USA calls upon everyone to honor Dr. King's day through volunteering with or donating to organizations that are continuing the struggle for human and civil rights in the US and overseas.
Shonda Rhimes, P. Diddy, Lupita Nyong'o, Lebron James, Missy Elliot, Lena Waithe and more are expected to kick things off by sharing how they've personally been inspired by Dr. King.
Jones said this is the second year she's been involved in the program, and what she's noticed is some families use the day to plan their own days of service or visit museums to recognize King in their own way.
This 25th annual "Whose Dream Is It?"
In this August 28, 1963, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
The guest speaker will be Rabbi Moti Rieber, executive director of Kansas Interfaith Action.
Hosted by the University of Washington Tacoma, the annual breakfast will be from is 8-10:30 a.m. Monday at the UWT's University Y Student Center, 1710 Market St.
Todd Young (R-Ind.) celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy at the Statehouse.
Constructed from a wealth of archival footage, the museum presents a special screening of the documentary that follows King from 1955 and 1968.
King was assassinated on April 4, 1969, in Memphis, Tenn.