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Family-friendly Denver events for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin LUther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, 2023, and here are some wonderful ways to celebrate with your family.

Martin Luther King Marade (March and Parade)

Jan. 16, 2023
This annual event is the only one of its kind in the nation.

City Park
9:30 a.m. – Program commences
10:30 a.m. – Laying of the wreath
10:45 a.m. – Step off to downtown

Civic Center Park
Noon to 1 p.m. – Entertainment, awards and celebration
1 p.m. – Help clean up at the park or head out to other Dr. King service projects

MLK Day of Service Food Drive

Saturday, January 14, noon-2 p.m., Town Center of Aurora. 

The Town Center will be collecting canned and non-perishable food donations and at the end of the event taking them to community food bank partner SECOR.

African American Culture

Denver has a rich African American heritage, fro the jazz greats who played here to extensive libraries to modern dance performances and music festivals. Learn more. 

Multicultural Denver Attractions

Denver is a city of many colors and cultures with a long ethnic history. This diversity is celebrated in a number of museums, attractions and events. Learn more. 

Crafts and Activities

If you want to stay closer to home, I have compiled a list of easy activities, books and crafts you can do with your children.

*The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.: A Biography Book for New Readers by Christine Platt

I Have a Dream by Martin Luther Dr. King Jr. and illustrated by Kadir Nelson

*TFK Library: Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered one of history’s greatest activists. His leadership helped end segregation during the civil rights movement.

*Remembering the March TFK looks back at the 1963 March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

*Dream Big Readers share the issues and causes that they believe in.


*These Martin Luther King Jr. Day crafts can be used to teach children about other colors and cultures, and discuss the principals that Dr Martin Luther King Jr stood for.

*This peace dove painting was made using a hand print! Check out Handprint and Footprint Art for the how-to.

*How much do you know about the young Martin Luther King Jr.? Test your knowledge with this informative quiz.

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Mile High Mamas
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