Across the state, Arizonans will be honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. From marches to fun runs to community service to free entry at both state and national parks, Arizonans have opportunities to commemorate the civil rights leader.
East Valley Parade and Festival
11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
Festival begins after parade
Mesa and the Mesa MLK Committee present their annual parade featuring community organizations, businesses, churches, dance groups, bands and representatives from other cities. Parade route is Center Street south to First Street and west on First Street to Robson. Free. www.mesaaz.gov.
MLK March and Festival
9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20
Festival 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E. Jefferson St.
Take part in a march symbolic of King’s 1968 march led by community leaders and city officials. The event starts at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church and ends at Margaret T. Hance Park. Festival includes vendors, entertainment and a health fair. Free. azmlk.org.
The MLK March
8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20
UA’s Tech Park
Near South Kino Parkway and East 36th
The march will begin at Martin Luther King Way, near South Kino Parkway and East 36th Street at the UA’s Tech Park. Participants will walk to Reid Park at East 22nd Street and South Country Club Road for a celebration at the park’s outdoor performance center. The celebration is set to run from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
To commemorate the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20th, the @NatlParkService will host special events, including day of service opportunities, and FREE admission to all national parks! Find a park near you!https://t.co/HDt0RLLoUD#FindYourPark pic.twitter.com/eEpO4HXnz6
— National Park Service (@NatlParkService) January 17, 2020