There’s a number of celebrations and events taking place in Sacramento and the Bay over the next few weeks to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., who’s birthday will be officially celebrated on January 21. Here’s a look at what’s going on!


14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner
Saturday, January 12; 5pm
Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St.

“From the Community to the Classroom” Screening
Tuesday, January 15; 6-8:30pm
The Guild Theater, 2828 35th St.
RSVP by January 12 to

Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Saturday, January 19; 4pm
Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento

MLK Day Soccer Clinic
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
South Natomas Sports & Event Arena (Estadio Azteca), 1960 Railroad Dr., Sacramento

MLK March & Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-3pm

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Gospel Concert Celebration
Monday, January 21; 5pm
Shiloh Baptist Church, 3565 9th Ave., Sacramento

Annual MLK Day of Service
Sunday, January 27; 2-4pm
Office of the Black United Fund, 4104 44th St., Sacramento
(916) 484-3750


Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday with a Craft
Monday, January 14; 3pm
Alum Rock Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose

Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday with a Craft
Saturday, January 19; 2pm
Hillview Library, 1600 Hopkins Dr., San Jose

11th Annual Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Saturday, January 19; 7-9:30pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Celebrate MLK Day
Sunday, January 20; 12-3pm
Oakland Museum, 1000 Oak St., Oakland

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Day and Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 8:30-10am
Downtown CalTrain Station, 385 First Ave., San Mateo

Freedom Train
Monday, January 21; 9am
San Jose Diridon Station, 65 Cahill St., San Jose

Make the Dream Real – 15th Annual MLK Celebration
Monday, January 21; 10am-12pm
McClymonds High School, 2607 Myrtle St., Oakland

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Monday, January 21; 11am-5pm
Museum of African Diaspora, 685 Mission St., San Francisco

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day-Inspired Keats
Monday, January 21; 1-3pm
Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., San Francisco


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