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MLK 2022 Celebration Train: Free Caltrain Ride to SF’s CANCELLED MLK Day Festival

UPDATE: Please note, it appears the free Caltrain tickets are still currently available (as of 1/12/22) but the annual march and parade in San Francisco honoring the late Martin Luther King Jr. has been cancelled for 2022 due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Annual Celebration Train offers the opportunity to come together and commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 17. This free train ride, which pays tribute to the 54-mile 1965 Selma to Montgomery March, is a great way to get to the MLK March and events in San Francisco. There will be onboard activities and entertainment making it a fun and inspirational event for the whole family. For more information click here.
Take the Caltrain NorcalMLK Celebration Train to the MLK22 celebration events in San Francisco on Monday, January 17, and honor the life Dr. MLK

Take the Caltrain NorcalMLK Celebration Train to the MLK22 celebration events in San Francisco on Monday, January 17, and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through exciting activities for all.

This free commemorative service is a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, in partnership with Caltrain, and it signals the region’s dedication to continue the service begun by the late Coretta Scott King.

Free but registration required

The Caltrain NorcalMLK Celebration Train will depart from San Jose’s Diridon Station at 9:35am (65 Cahill St., San Jose  95110), making stops at Palo Alto Station at 9:55am (95 University Ave., Palo Alto  94301) and the San Mateo Station at 10:19am (385 First Ave., San Mateo  94401) before heading in to San Francisco by 10:45am.  Once there, celebrants will be able to immediately take part in the MLK22 March or head directly to Yerba Buena Gardens to take part in a full day of festivities.

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration, visit sfmlk.events.  All of the day’s events are free and open to the public.

Reserve your complimentary commemorative tickets for departure from one of the above stations today, and pick up your tickets at your point of departure on Monday, January 17, one hour before travel.

Terms and Conditions:

  • This Commemorative Ticket is valid for the “Celebration Train” and one southbound Caltrain trip on January 17, 2022 after 1:00 p.m. (See the Caltrain schedule to plan your southbound travel.)
  • Caltrain is a proof-of-payment system. Keep ticket in plain view for fare inspection.
  • One commemorative ticket per person, including children.
  • Not for sale, transfer or redistribution.
  • Caltrain Customer Service Number: 1.800.660.4287

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required. Attendees must register in advance in order to receive a free commemorative ticket. Commemorative Ticket is valid for the “Celebration Train” and one southbound Caltrain trip on January 20, 2020 after 1 pm.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, In Person, MLK Day, Peninsula, South Bay
Venue: San Jose, Palo Alto, and San Mateo to SF Caltrain
Address: SF Peninsula