Fresno events honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are back with in-person celebrations.
Community leaders gathered at Courthouse Park on Friday for the garlanding ceremony at the giant bust of the civil rights icon. It is the first of several events scheduled for the weekend. The 2021 in-person ceremonies were canceled because of the pandemic.
Watch: Martin Luther King Jr. Garlanding Ceremony
Downtown March Is 10 AM on Monday
The main event, the annual march, takes place at 10 a.m. on Monday, starting at the St. John’s Cathedral (2814 Mariposa Ave.) in downtown Fresno.
Also at 10 a.m. Monday: Three cleanup events in conjunction with the MLK Jr. Holiday National Day of Service. The locations are downtown Fresno (Mariposa Plaza), southeast Fresno (The Fresno Center), and west Fresno (Princeton and Marks avenues). More information is at www.beautifyfresno.org.
A complete list of MLK holiday events can be found here.