Whether you observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on your own or via a community-wide celebration, with art or time of reflection, we have some ideas for how you can honor and recognize the holiday.

MLK Day Celebrations

MLK Children's Craft
January 12 | 10:00 -11:00am
Bring the kids to the San Marcos Public Library for fun crafts celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. There will be activities for children of all ages and craft materials are provided. 

MLK Kid's Event
January 14 | 10:30am
Join the Dunbar Heritage Association for a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Discover new books, art, videos, and crafts, and create your own poster for the upcoming annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March, along with other fun crafts to learn and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is a family friendly event. We’ll have lots to do for children ages pre-k through middle school! All craft materials and snacks will be provided.

MLK March & Celebration
January 16 | 9:30am
The MLK March & Celebration will begin with a wreath-laying ceremony at the LBJ/MLK Crossroads Memorial at 9:30am. The march will take place immediately after the ceremony and will proceed through to the Hays County Courthouse for a brief program. There will be a reception with light refreshments at the Dunbar Recreation Center at 801 MLK Dr. 


Visit the Crossroads Memorial and Diversity Mural

The LBJ MLK Crossroads Memorial celebrates and honors the historic efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson in forging the most significant civil rights legislation since the Civil War. The monument is located at the crossroads of MLK Drive and LBJ Drive, the only American intersection bearing the names of both of these leaders.

While you're at the Crossroads Memorial, see the Diversity Mural on the Crossroads Building (110 E. MLK Drive). The mural was painted by local artist, Robert Jones and celebrates all of the cultures that make San Marcos an inclusive and welcoming community. 


Learn About African American History at the Calaboose Museum

Letters, books, photographs, and antique artifacts cover all aspects of African American life in early Texas, as visitors chart a rarely-told history of heroism in the Calaboose African American History Museum. 


Take some time to reflect

We recommend taking some time to relax and reflect on the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the significant impact he had on the country. This is a great time to hit the trails, go for a leisurely walk, dip a paddle in the San Marcos River or just find a quiet place to sit for a while.