TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee invites the public to "Be the Change...Live the Dream in 2014!" and attend the city's 17th annual Day of Dialogue to celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

The Day of Dialogue event will take place in Kleman Plaza on Monday, January 20 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Robbie Stokes Jr., founder of the social movement "I Talk to Strangers," returns as this year's guest speaker.  According to a spokesperson from the City of Tallahassee, Stokes will share his inspirational story about why he decided to challenge the theory of not talking to strangers and how he's been able to make these strangers into lifelong friends and esteemed business contacts.

This year, the Day of Dialogue is part of the 2nd annual MLK "Dare to Dream" festival, which will be held the same day in Kleman Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The theme for this year's festival is Be the Change...Live the Dream in 2014. It's free and open to the public.

Presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Dare to Dream Association, the MLK "Dare to Dream" festival will feature live music, a variety of specialty item and food vendors, historical exhibits and a "MLK Birthday Bash" for kids, complete with bounce houses, games and face painting. Live music will be provided by five-time Grammy nominated musician and Tallahassee-native Ashanti Floyd, also known as the "Mad Violinist."

For more information about the festival, visit MLKDare2Dream.com.

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