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Monday, January 20

MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Volunteer Day: Help & Restore Golden Gate National Parks | SF
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a new year in our national parks. Bring ...
2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. If you have your own pair of gloves please bring them.
| Unity Park Community Plaza
2020 MLK Day of Service & Celebration | East Bay
2020 MLK Day Richmond is a day of service, community, gardening and celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 MLK Jr. Day of Service & Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Unity Park Community Plaza, Richmond FREE, but an ...

MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours
MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks | MLK Jr. Day 2020

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

MLK Service Day Event: Volunteer & Project | Oakland
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Akwaaba Hall
MLK Service Day Event: Volunteer & Project | Oakland
Join the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF.org) and Black Star Industries at the Annual MLK Day Event and Volunteer Project on Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 10 am. Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in this event led by ...
Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, RSVP not required for most activities.
| Arbor Bay School
Family Day Of Service For MLK Day | San Carlos
Family Day of Service is a day where families can work together to support the community in a series of service projects on Martin Luther King Day. In the morning event, families will assemble easy meal packages and decorate cards and bags for families with kids ...
Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lions' 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39

Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with a painted sea lion statue exhibition, Sea Lion Discovery Walks, special discounts and more from January 17-20. 30th Sea Lions’ Arrival Anniversary January 17-20, 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm Pier 39, San Francisco FREE ...

Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Museum of the African Diaspora
Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration | Museum of the African Diaspora
MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday as a Day of Service, providing free admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. Museum of the African Diaspora Free Day & MLK Jr. Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 11 am ...
2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Monday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Participants in groups of ten or more (10+) are encouraged to register.
| San Francisco Caltrain Station
2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March/Parade | SF
Update: Please be advised that the march starts 11:00 am and not 9:30 am as previously listed. Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2020 commemorative march/parade from San Francisco’s Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens. 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King ...
2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
2020 MLK Jr. Celebration: Film & Music Festival | Yerba Buena Gardens
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 ...
MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
MLK Day 2020: Free Museum Day | SF
During the 2020 MLK celebration events, area museums will once again offer free admission and special programs for all ages in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Free MLK Museum Celebrations Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 – Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission Street Monday, Jan. ...
14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | African American Museum & Library (Oakland)
14th Annual MLK Jr. Day | Oakland
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day-long session of documentary films that capture the life, times, and struggles of the ordained minister, orator, iconic civil rights leader, Nobel Laureate for Peace, and antiwar activist who helped shape freedom in America today. A brief ...
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | City View at Metreon
2020 Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: MLK Monday | SF

The Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is a free, three-day festival that celebrates the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture ...

Free Muni on MLK Day 2020 | SF
Free Muni on MLK Day 2020 | SF
Take Muni to the MLK2020 celebration events in San Francisco on January 20 and honor the life and legacy of Dr. King through exciting activities for all. These free commemorative passes are a program of the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation, in partnership with San Francisco Municipal Transportation ...
2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay
Monday, January 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Door opens at 11:30 am. Free with RSVP.
| Piedmont Veteran's Memorial Building
2020 MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Jazz, Spoken Word & Choir Performances | East Bay
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for 23 years, this year we bring focus to Dr. King’s belief that we must eradicate poverty to achieve justice and create a truly inclusive community. The Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee (PADC) and the City of Piedmont ...
6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People’s March | SF
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza
6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day: The People's March | SF
Gather your friends and family. Reach out to your schools, unions, churches and other organizations for the 6th Annual Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy Rally and March. 6th Annual Reclaim MLK Day Monday, January 20, 2020 | Noon – 4 pm Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th Street & Broadway, Oakland FREE Please ...
Final Day: Free Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | SF
Final Day: Free Boozy Hot Chocolate for Ice Skaters | SF

After you’ve laced up your skates and enjoyed winter fun at the Union Square Ice Rink, glide over to Tratto Restaurant & Bar (located in The Marker), for the best kind of après-skate treat: free boozy hot chocolate. Free Boozy Hot Chocolate Everyday through January ...

Tour of Diego Rivera’s 1st US Mural | Union Square
Monday, January 20 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Please note, the tour is limited to 25 people.
| Secret Location (SF)
Tour of Diego Rivera's 1st US Mural | Union Square

The mural “Allegory of California” graces the stairwell of the City Club (formerly the Pacific Stock Exchange Club). Normally closed the public, this is an opportunity to see the first mural painted in the US by the great Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Free, but an ...Monthly

Krispy Kreme’s “Free Mini Doughnut Days” | Every Monday
Monday, January 20 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free every Monday in January 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Krispy Kreme's "Free Mini Doughnut Days" | Every Monday

Did you know a small cheat is proven to help keep your New Year’s resolutions on track? Krispy Kreme’s New Minis are the tastiest solution for your resolution. Four of your favorites doughnut flavors are now available in mini form – The Original Glazed ®, ...Every Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration | Hayward
Monday, January 20 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Chabot College Performing Arts Center
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration | Hayward
Join the Hayward’s 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Reed L Buffington Visual & Performing Arts Center at Chabot College. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 91st Birthday Celebration Monday, January 20, 2020 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Reed L. Buffington Performing Arts ...