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MLK March Cancelled on January 13 Due to Weather

UPDATE ON 1/10/2024: It is with a heavy heart that the MLK March Committee has decided to CANCEL the January 13th MLK March due to safety concerns with the weather forecast for the day of the event. The Committee will regroup around site-based events and ways to uplift MLK in the coming week(s). Please follow our social media channels for updates about these activities.

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Join us for a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 13!

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) invites the public to join a youth-organized march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, Jan. 13. Participants will gather at 9 a.m. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, 2200 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Teens will lead the march to Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave. S.

This is SPR’s 21st annual youth march and this year’s theme is “Passing Along Our Past”. Teens, families, and community members from throughout the city will speak out against injustices in a peaceful demonstration. The goal for the march is to celebrate the contributions that Seattle youth make in creating a better city, and to honor the work that youth do to keep Dr. King’s dream alive.

At the event, participants will hear from keynote speakers in our community. Young people will then participate in youth-designed workshops meant to challenge and raise social awareness. The celebration will conclude with live performances and dinner.

This event is FREE to all teens and community participants and will include food, live music, a safe environment, and plenty of fun!

For more information, please contact Shannon Anderson, Seattle Parks and Recreation, at 206-536-0775 or

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.”

–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.