Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events This Weekend
On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. San Diegans will gather along the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade for the 15th Annual San Diego Sheila Hardin Multicultural Festival. The free family event held in downtown along East Harbor Boulevard between First and Fifth avenues, showcases San Diego’s rich cultural diversity and traditional heritage through live music, dance performances, storytelling, children’s activities and a wide range of food and retail vendors. In addition, this year’s event will incorporate a variety of cultural and learning institutions including the USS Midway Museum, Neighborhood House Association and San Diego Community College. To find out how you can participate or to showcase your products and services, visit: sdmulticultural.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration and Sportsfest
The 3rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Reunion Celebration and Sportsfest is slated for Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MLK Park, 6401 Skyline Drive. The day includes basketball, football and tennis activities as well as a kids zone with games and activities, musical performances by bands and choirs, and free health and social services information booths. For more information on volunteering or participating, please contact Casper Zamudio at: (619) 527-3415.
Annual MLK Breakfast
Mark your calendar for the 18th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Breakfast being held at 7 a.m. on Monday, January 21 at the Jacobs Center, 404 S. Euclid. Tickets are now on sale for the breakfast presented by UAAMAC with special guest Joanne Bland. For more information, call: (619) 264-1213.
YMCA of San Diego County will host: Live the Dream
YMCA of San Diego County will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award Breakfast featuring guest speaker Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 18 from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Town & Country Hotel. For information and tickets, call: (619) 264-0144 or online: jackierobinson.ymca.org.
A Night with the King
Hear and experience live re-enactments of four of Dr. Martin Luther King’s greatest speeches at a “Night with the King” presented by Our Living Heritage on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Educational Cultural Complex, 4343 Ocean View Blvd. For tickets and more information, contact: (619) 277-6228 or visit online: ssb_nightwiththeking.eventbrite.com.
MLK Day Parade
The 33rd Annual Martin Luther King Day Parade will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 along Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. Coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in the U.S., the parade will include floats, high school bands, drill teams, colleges, fraternities, churches and other youth and community organizations. For more information or to participate, please contact Bob Matthews at: (619) 264-0542.