Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is commemorated in The Mile High City every January with what has grown to be one of the largest MLK Jr. Day celebrations in the U.S. — even larger than that of Washington, D.C.!

Near Denver…

Community of Faith Breakfast
WHEN: January 13, 8:30-10:30 am
WHERE: Aurora Mental Health Center cafeteria | 791 Chambers Rd.
Hosted by Aurora Mental Health Center & Aurora Community of Faith
RSVP by emailing

Youth Summit
WHEN: Saturday 14, 12-2 pm
WHER: Empower Community High School | 450 S Chambers Rd.
Hosted by NAACP, Aurora Chapter & YAASPA
Register for this event 

2023 MLK Jr. Day Community Celebrations
WHEN: January 15, 4 pm
WHERE: Boulder Jewish Community Center, Boulder

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his hope-filled vision amid various performances, youth activities and cultural expressions. The 18th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulder County Community Celebrations are themed “The Dream…Keep Hope at The Center.” Together, we will celebrate the life, vision and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wreath Laying Ceremony Honoring Dr. King
WHEN: January 16 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm
WHERE: MLK Library | 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora
Registration is not required

Dr. King Jr. and the Radical Roots at the Heart of Justice
WHEN: January 16, 2-3 pm
WHERE: The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

Motus Theater presents a free, arts-based, family-friendly event exploring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s understanding of poverty and racism. Featured guests include the nationally acclaimed and regionally loved singers, The ReMINDers; Dr. Reiland Rabaka, director of the CU Boulder Center for African and African American Studies, presenting reflections and hip-hop poetry; and Colette Payne, director at the Women’s Justice Institute, presenting a JustUs monologue that inspires us all to action in alliance with Dr. King Jr.

MLK Trivia Night
WHEN: January 16, 7-9 pm
WHERE: Sanitas Brewing, Boulder

Help us honor Martin Luther King Jr., Day with a special trivia night! Trevonius Monk will lead trivia questions that honor the achievements of MLK, a civil rights leader who advocated for nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.

No One Should Be Hungry, Period: MLK Free Dinner and Resource Fair 
WHEN: January 16, 1:30-5 pm
WHERE: Dr. MLK Jr. Plaza | 9898 E Colfax Ave, Aurora
Sponsored by Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center, Dayton Street Opportunity Center, and Centura Health
Registration is not required

MLK Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo
WHEN: January 16, 6 pm
WHERE: Denver Coliseum | 4600 Humboldt St. Denver
Sponsored by the city of Aurora’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Human Relations Commission

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