Jan 14, 2022 - News

What to do in Denver over MLK Day weekend

The annual Martin Luther King, Jr., "Marade" in Denver in 2018. Photo: Jason Connolly/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Denverites will come together Monday to honor the legacy of civil rights giant Martin Luther King, Jr. at the city's annual Marade, a combined march and parade.

Context: The event β€” one of the largest MLK celebrations in the country β€” is back in person this year for its 37th anniversary after going virtual in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Here are a few more ideas to put on your weekend radar:

🀠 Head down to the National Western Stock Show for the second weekend of boot-scootin' fun.

🩰 Buy tickets to see the Dance Theatre of Harlem β€” an 18-member company that uses ballet to celebrate African American culture β€” perform at the Robert and Judi Newman Center on Friday or Saturday.

🍻 Grab beers at Oasis Brewing Company, which is holding a fundraiser all weekend for victims of the Marshall Fire.

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