Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Celebration in El Cerrito

The City of El Cerrito, St. Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the El Cerrito Branch NAACP, and the West Contra Costa County Unified School District are proud to sponsor the 31st Annual El Cerrito Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

Join us for this historic 31-year celebration as our beloved community comes together to honor our collective values of compassionate humanity and social equity. The events are free and all ages are welcome.

• The guest speaker this year was Rev. Anthony Lawrence Jenkins

Individuals and groups are welcome to help make parade signs, march in the parade, and attend the rally. Join your friends and neighbors at the longest running MLK Celebration in the Bay Area!
Sunday, January 19, 2020


Convening courageous conversations

Film screening and discussion of "Jim Crow of the North"
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater
540 Ashbury Avenue, El Cerrito

Monday, January 20, 2020
31st Annual Parade & rally

Join the Parade

  • 9 a.m. - Gather at City Hall Plaza (Manila Ave at San Pablo Ave)
  • 10 a.m. - March to El Cerrito High School (540 Ashbury Ave) where there will be entertainment 


11:00 a.m. at El Cerrito High School
Performing Arts Theater - Doors open by 10:00 a.m.
man with words


For more information, or to get involved, please signup above or contact event coordinator Patricia Durham at (510) 234-2518 or Kristen Cunningham, Human Resources Manager at (510) 215-4304.

Donate! You can also support this annual event by making an online donation to the City of El Cerrito to support the El Cerrito Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.