• Purpose

    The purpose of the Statewide Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Colorado Holiday Commission is to unify and educate communities within the State of Colorado and encourage appropriate observations, ceremonies and activities in commemoration of the federal holiday and state legal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. throughout all the towns, cities, school districts, counties and local governments within Colorado.


Welcome to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Colorado Holiday Commissions "Marade." This parade is the Only one of it's kind in the nation.


Humanitarian Awards

Humanitarian recipients have come from all walks of life, but
each has been driven, as Dr. King was, by the desire to help and make the world a better place.

Our Sponsors


Kaiser Permanente

Excel Energy

King Soopers

REAL Property Inspections LLC


Metropolitan State
University of Denver

Community College of Denver

Dr. MLK Jr. Early College

Manual High School

East High School

Non Profit /Foundations

Daniels Fund

Boettcher Concert Hall


Blacks in Government

Anti-Defamation League

Colorado Coalition of
Genocide Awareness and Action

Cherishing Life Youth
Transformation Services

Political Affiliates

Denver Mayors
Office of Human Rights

Aurora Human
Rights Division,

State of Colorado
Civil Rights Division

Local Politicians

Denver Mayor
Michael Hancock

Aurora Mayor
Steve Hogan

State Politicians

Governor John Hickenlooper 

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