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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.!

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

THE MARADE

Monday, January 21, 2019
Join fellow marchers and parade fans in this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marade. Participants will congregate at the Dr. King memorial site in City Park at 9 a.m. The Marade begins at 10 a.m. with participants marching together to Civic Center Park, where cake will be served. The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. yearbook will be signed again this year at the Colorado State Capitol Building, and program festivities are expected to end at 1 p.m.

MLK JR. AFRICAN AMERICAN HERITAGE RODEO OF CHAMPIONS

Monday, January 21, 2019
Coinciding with the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, the Martin Luther King Jr. African American Heritage Rodeo of Champions at the Historic Denver Coliseum aims to show how black cowboys and cowgirls impacted the West throughout history. The Rodeo begins at 6 p.m.

MORE MLK JR. CELEBRATIONS

MLK JR. TRIBUTE

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
This free community concert of the Colorado Symphony will feature several special guest performers and honor recipients of the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award. Tickets will be available two weeks before the concert at the Colorado Symphony Box Office.

DVORÁK SYMPHONY NO. 9

Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019
Three prominent composers — Aaron Copland, Joseph Schwantner and Antonín Dvorák — reflect their observations of America from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. Actor Damon Gupton accompanies the Colorado Symphony as he brings the words of Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to life.

SHAUN BOOTHE: THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES

Wednesday–Thursday, January 23–24, 2019
In this performance at the Lone Tree Arts Center, recording artist and motivational speaker Shaun Boothe looks at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with fellow activists Muhammad Ali and Malala Yousafzai, through hip hop, rhyme and spoken word.

Dynamic Variation: