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2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens

Monday, January 20, 2020 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts | 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA


Every year on the third Monday in January, over 15,000 attendees come to San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Gardens to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

Join the annual MLK Jr. March at Caltrain, or head straight over to Yerba Buena Gardens for the MLK Jr. Festival .

Please note that many event details are missing, so we recommend you always check sfmlkday.org/ for the latest updates before heading out. 

2020 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration
Monday, January 20, 2020 | 11 am to 5 pm
YBCA, 701 Mission St., San Francisco
Most Events FREE

2020 Schedule

Saturday, January 18

1:00 pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (Youth Day) – San Francisco Public Library – Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

Sunday, January 19

Noon – 6:00 pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: – San Francisco Public Library – Main Branch
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Evensong at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm:  2020 King & Faith Lectures:  Panel: We Are In This Together at Gresham Hall – Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco

Monday, January 20

MLK2020 March

11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  San Francisco Caltrain Station, 700 4th Street, SF

Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival Expo

11:00 am – 6:00 pm:  City View @ Metreon, 135 Fourth Street, 4th Floor, SF

MLK2020 Health & Wellness Festival

11:00 am – 4:30 pm:  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, SF

MLK2020 Youth Program

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm:  Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street, SF

King & Faith Lectures – MLK2020 Interfaith Commemoration

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm:  The Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard Street (Mission Street bt. 3rd St & 4th St), SF

MLK2020 Celebration Program

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm:  Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard Street,SF

MLK2020 Music Festival

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm:  The Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard Street (Mission Street bt. 3rd St & 4th St), SF

MLK2020 Complimentary Commemorative Transit Passes:

BART
Caltrain
Muni
Golden Gate Ferry 


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, Free Museum Day, MLK Day, San Francisco
Address: 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA

Monday, January 20, 2020

All Day   MLK Jr. Celebrations & Free Museum Days  FREE
7:00 am   Youth Poster Contest | San Rafael  FREE
All Day   MLK Day 2020 Parking Rules in SF | How Not to Get a Ticket  FREE*
*Free parking for M-F street sweeping, residential permits, and commuter towaway. Meters are still enforced. SF Port streets also are enforced.
8:30 am   MLK Celebration Train: Free Ride to SF Festivities | Peninsula Caltrain  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.
8:30 am   Golden Gate Freedom Ferry: Free Commemorative Service | MLK 2020  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
All Day   2020 MLK Jr. Mitzvah Day Of Service | Palo Alto  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
All Day   Family Game Day | San Carlos  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
9:00 am   MLK Volunteer Day of Service in the Presidio | SF  FREE
All Day   MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF  FREE
9:30 am   2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
All Day   MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours  FREE*
*Free tours but donations appreciated. Tours of the Japanese Tea Garden may require additional admission fee.
All Day   MLK Celebration at de Young Museum | SF  $15*
*Adult Age 18-64 $15.00, Senior Age 65 & over $12.00, Student with valid ID $6.00
All Day   Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020  FREE*
*The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours. Although the entrance fee is waved, paid parking/shuttle reservations required for Muir Woods even on free days.
All Day   MLK Service Day Event: Volunteer & Project | Oakland  FREE
All Day   Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos  FREE*
*Free, RSVP not required for most activities.
All Day   Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39  FREE
All Day   Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora  FREE
11:00 am   2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF  FREE*
*Participants in groups of ten or more (10+) are encouraged to register.
All Day   2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens  FREE
All Day   14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland  FREE
All Day   MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF  FREE
All Day   2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | SF  FREE
11:00 am   North Coast Adventure: Hike, Tide Pools, & Oyster Picking | Bodega Bay  $10*
*Cash only at the event
All Day   Free Muni on MLK Day 2020 | SF  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. These free passes are intended for people attending the MLK celebrations, not just for cheapskates
12:00 pm   2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay  FREE*
*Door opens at 11:30 am. Free with RSVP.
All Day   2020 Oakland Restaurant Week: Final Day | East Bay  $10*
*Prix fixe meal at $10, $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $70 and $80 per person. Menus and prices varies by restaurant.
All Day   6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People’s March | SF  FREE
3:00 pm   Final Day: Free Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | SF  FREE*
*Proof of Union Square ice skating ticket required. Limit one per person. While supplies last. Tratto is offering free hot chocolate cocktails to skaters from the Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square when you show your ticket now through January 20 after 11:30 am on weekends and after 3 pm. Monday through Friday.
3:00 pm   Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
4:00 pm   Krispy Kreme’s “Free Mini Doughnut Days” | Every Monday  FREE*
*Free every Monday in January 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
4:30 pm   Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration | Hayward  FREE
7:30 pm   Live Piano Night w/ Susanne Mentzer | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   Win Tix: British Rock Quintet: Elbow | Fox Theater  WIN
8:00 pm   North Beach Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:00 pm   Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
8:00 pm   “Resistance is Fertile” Free Comedy Night | SF  FREE
8:30 pm   The Good, The Bad & The Funny Comedy Showcase | Blondie’s  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
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