Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration - City of Aurora - CO | Kids Out and About Denver

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration - City of Aurora - CO


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 01/20/2020
Aurora’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration celebrates its 34th year in 2020, with the theme "The Words Ring On." Join us for events honoring the life and legacy of MLK Jr. and how his message of hope and unity carry on today.

Schedule of Events

SUNDAY, JAN. 12
Interfaith Service

Hosted and sponsored by Aurora Community of Faith
4 p.m., Heritage Christian Center, 14401 E. Exposition Ave.

MONDAY, JAN. 13
Prayer Vigil

Hosted and sponsored by Aurora Community of Faith
5:30 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

MLK Jr. Commemoration Opening Ceremony
Hosted and sponsored by city of Aurora Community Relations
6:30 p.m., Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway

WEDNESDAY, JAN 15
MLK Jr. Community Celebration – “The Words Ring On”

Sponsored by city of Aurora Community Relations
Featuring a performance by Grammy-winning artist Dorinda Clark-Cole. Admission is free, and no RSVP is required. "The Words Ring On" also will feature:

  • Human Relations Commission MLK Jr. Legacy Award
  • City of Aurora Community Relations Division Community Spirit Award
  • National anthem by saxophonist Harold Rapp III
  • Reading by Aurora Poet Laureate Assetou Xango
  • Announcement of The Words Ring On Art, Poetry & Essay Contest winners

6 p.m., Heritage Event Center, 14401 E. Exposition Ave.

FRIDAY, JAN. 17
MLK Jr. Prayer Breakfast

Hosted by Aurora Community of Faith and sponsored by city of Aurora Community Relations
8 a.m., The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave.
Tickets required ($15); contact pgreg22@yahoo.com

MONDAY, JAN. 20
Motorcade and Wreath-laying

Hosted and sponsored by city of Aurora Community Relations
7 a.m., gather at Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway
7:30 a.m., motorcade departs led by Aurora Police Department
8 a.m., program and wreath-laying, Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave.
8:30 a.m., departure to Marade in Denver

MLK Jr. African-American Heritage Rodeo of Champions
Sponsored by city of Aurora Community Relations
6 p.m., National Western Center, Denver
Tickets required

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 303.739.7280.


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Organization:

City of Aurora - CO

Location:

15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO, 80012
United States

Phone:

303.739.7000
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
01/20/2020
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