Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The third Monday of January has been designated as a time to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his message of peace. In the words of his wife, Coretta Scott King, “No other day of the year brings so many peoples from different cultural backgrounds together in such a vibrant spirit of brother and sisterhood. Whether you are African-American, Hispanic or Native American, whether you are Caucasian or Asian-American, you are part of the great dream [he] had for America.”

This holiday weekend, our community offers a host of opportunities to come together the way Dr. King intended through memorials, parades, retrospectives and other cultural activities. Join with friends and family to commemorate his inspirational vision.

  • Reach for the Heights with Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15): The event hosted by the Laguna Canyon Foundation is a hike with quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. along the path to inspire hikers.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 2018(January 14): This diverse parade has been a San Diego staple over the past 35 years.  View the festivities on Harbor Drive between Grape Street and Broadway and Broadway between Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Walk(January 15): Join the Riverside African-American Historical Society, Inc. in a walk-a-thon to celebrate MLK as well as support the Civil Rights Institute and Clarke & Grier College scholarships.

Visit TheKingCenter.org for more information about the life and legacy of Dr. King.