Community events celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day will occur from Jan. 13 through Jan. 15 and are free and open to the public.

Every year, the city supports organizations that honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explore his work in the context of the Boulder community.

This year, the city's Human Relations Fund, with support from the Office of Arts and Culture have provided funding for several community events and exhibits to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2024. Community events will occur from Jan. 13 through Jan. 15 and are free and open to the public. Find information provided by event organizers below.

  • Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024, from 12 – 9 p.m. at Mi Chantli located at 1750 30th St, Unit 22, Boulder, CO 80301. Freed by The Hum of The Drum. By forming new partnerships, Mi Chantli hopes to bring new audiences to their space while demonstrating their love and appreciation for Black culture. This event will be a celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by activating the Mi Chantli space with Black music, history and culture. Learn more on the Mi Chantli website.
  • Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, from 3 – 5 p.m. at Boulder Jewish Community Center located at 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Fanning the Flames of the Dream. The 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2024 Boulder County Community Celebrations is presented by the NAACP Boulder Branch, Second Baptist Church and the Museum of Boulder. The program will feature music, dance, and spoken word by talented youth and area performers. Reserve your tickets on Eventbrite.
  • Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Gordan Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center located at 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302. Dr. King Jr. And the Radical Roots at the Heart of Justice. Motus Theater’s 2nd Annual arts-based event inspiring action in alignment with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., with musical guests The ReMINDers, the Director of the Center for African and African American Studies Dr. Reiland Rabaka, as well as performances by Motus monologists Candice Bailey and Jahmil Roberts. Learn more and reserve your tickets on the Dairy’s website.

For additional information, visit the MLK Jr. Day Program page.