Annual MLK March for Peace

Every year, the City of Lafayette honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a march and an event organized by the Lafayette Youth Advisory Commission.

Jan. 17, 2022

The City of Lafayette’s 17th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March for Peace and event will be held on Jan. 17, 2022.

Planned in conjunction with the Federal King Holiday and modified to comply with public health guidelines, this year's event will feature a car parade and drive-in program.

Graphic with quote - Lafayette's 17th annual MLK March and Celebration

Car Parade - 1pm

Free and family friendly, the event will commence with a car parade, departing Flatirons Community Church parking lot (on the northwest corner of South Public and South Boulder Roads) at 1pm.

  • Community members are encouraged to decorate their cars and convene between 12:45-12:55pm.

The parade will subsequently travel north on Public, west on Emma, south on Caria and Centaur Village Dr., ultimately concluding at Centaurus High School (10300 South Boulder Road), where a "drive-in" program will begin at approximately 1:30pm.

Drive-in Celebration, Centaurus High School - 1:30pm

  • Welcome by local officials
  • Slam poetry
  • Performances by local artist Rebecca Hartt and Boulder-based band Fruta Brutal

The drive-in program will be accessible via FM radio. Event t-shirts and children's craft kits will be distributed to community members at the onset of the program (while supplies last). The event will conclude at approximately 3pm.