Know Before You Go: MLK Jr. Day Celebration
Join the City of Boca Raton for a MLK Jr. Day Ceremony and Celebration, honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Monday, January 17. Here are some helpful tips to #KnowBeforeYouGo.
Boca Raton's MLK Jr. Day Ceremony and Celebration consists of a community boxed breakfast, music, official ceremony, speakers and speeches, Humanitarian Award presentation, crafts, games, and a Mayoral Proclamation. The event also includes a march from the MLK Jr. Monument to the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

DATE: Monday, January 17, 2022

8:00am - 10:00am: Community Boxed Breakfast
Sponsored by Developing Interracial & Social Change (DISC),
Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church (220 Ruby Street)

10:00am - 11:00am: March from MLK Jr. Monument
(200 Ruby Street), traveling southbound on Federal Highway to the Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, east lot)
  • Trolley service available for those requiring assistance

11:00am - 12:00pm: Official Ceremony
Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, east lot)
  • Keynote address
  • Humanitarian Award presentation
  • Mayoral proclamation
  • Community leader speeches

12:00pm - 3:00pm: FREE Community Celebration
Mizner Park Amphitheater (590 Plaza Real, east lot)
  • Kid crafts
  • DJ and games
  • Music
  • Attractions

WEATHER: The event continues rain or shine.

RESTROOMS: Located at the Mizner Park Amphitheater.

FOOD VENDORS: A variety of food trucks will be onsite at the Mizner Park Amphitheater with food available for purchase.
  • The City will provide a water bottle station with cold, filtered water (Mobile Aqua Refreshing Station, MARS) at the event for those who bring their own water bottles. 

HAVE A QUESTION OR NEED ASSISTANCE? Our City staff in red "EVENT STAFF" shirts can help you throughout the event.
The best places to park and how to arrive and depart safely.

Free and ample parking available at:
  • City Hall: 201 W. Palmetto Park Road
  • Building Administration: 200 NW 2nd Avenue
  • Downtown Public Library: 400 NW 2nd Avenue
  • Limited parking available at Mizner Park garages

Metered parking:
  • On-street metered parking available throughout downtown

BICYCLISTS: Bike racks are available in front of City Hall and at the Mizner Park Amphitheater. Be sure to wear reflective clothing and add reflective material to your bike for safety.

SEE TRACKS? THINK TRAIN: For those walking to and from the event, look and listen before crossing any train tracks.

CHARGE WHILE YOU ATTEND: An electric car charging station is available at City Hall and the Downtown Library.

PLAN AHEAD: Whether you are utilizing a shared ride program or driving your car to the event, leave early and plan ahead in order to arrive to the event safe and on time.

  • Palmetto Park Road El Rio Canal Bridge: Current construction on the bridge has reduced passage to one lane eastbound, and one lane westbound, please allow extra time if using this route to get downtown. More details on our Road Closures webpage.
  • There will be a rolling road closure for the march from 10:00am to 11:00am - starting at Glades Road and Federal Highway, to NE 2nd Street, and up through Mizner Park.  
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