MLK San Antonio 2023 - Your Guide to the Martin Luther King March & Other MLK weekend Events

MLK San Antonio 2023 – Your Guide to the Martin Luther King March & Other MLK weekend Events

As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, which is on Monday, January 16, 2023, you may be asking how you and your family could honor the legacy of Dr. King. Top answer is of course, to witness the MLK March San Antonio! After all, the MLK March in San Antonio is a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

The parade is organized by the MLK Jr. Commission of San Antonio, and it features a wide variety of participants, including marching bands, dance groups, community organizations, and local businesses.

Below are some events that will be taking place during the MLK March San Antonio 2023. Plenty of activities are happening to commemorate this important day as thousands of people of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together to celebrate.

Plus! Remember to check out all of the related events happening in town as part of DreamWeek, created “to continue to advance and modernize the teachings set forth by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s vision by creating dialogue across cultures and communities.”


Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

And for other events happening on the MLK weekend San Antonio 2023, please check out our posts on Top 10 Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend of January 13 and Top 10 Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend of January 13!


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Image 1: Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin and Waco area.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf

Check out the POGO pass and SAVE Big on San Antonio Attractions! 


MLK San Antonio 2023 – Events & Activities

MLK March 2023 – “Together We Can Be THE Dream”

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The City of San Antonio, in partnership with District 2 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez and the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission chaired by Dwayne Robinson, is inviting the community to take part in the largest march in the nation, the 36th Martin Luther King, Jr. March and Celebration. 

The park celebration will include a main stage with multicultural performances, a health and wellness area, a youth area, food and merchandise vendors, and information booths.
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 10:00 am
Where: 

How Much: FREE


MLK Day Veterans Coffee Social

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Purpose: Enhance communication and foster bonds among veterans, active-duty service members, and guard/reserve within Military City USA. Provide a place to meet friends, find resources, and have fun with other veterans and community members.

Free parking for veterans, active-duty and guard/reserve service members attending the Coffee Social & MLK March. POC: Post Commander Burrell Parmer, District 2 Veterans Advisory Commission at 210-863-1118
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: Fred Brock American Legion Post 828, 3415 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, TX 78220
How Much: FREE


MLK March of Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas

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Join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas for their Martin Luther King March this January 16. Meet them at the AT&T Center parking lot 1 at 8:30 for coffee and donuts!
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: 1 AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219
How Much: RSVP (Scan QR Code from the event link)


MLK San Antonio 2023: Women Life Freedom

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March for Women-Life-Freedom at the MLK March. In support of the Iranian movement, Women Life Freedom, and in support of human rights and freedom for all, MEHR Foundation invites you to walk with them at the 2023 MLK March in San Antonio.
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 10:00 am
Where: 

How Much: FREE


MLK Day – Evangelism Block Party

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Please plan on coming out to serve on MLK day, Jan 16th! FBCSA needs people who are ready to witness and have fun serving the Lord. Have you ever served along side your Spanish or Burmese brothers and sisters? Did you know FBCSA is a multiethnic group? Let’s learn from one another, reaching our city for Christ!
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: 227 S Acme Rd, San Antonio, TX 78237
How Much: FREE


2023 I Have a Dream 1M 5K 10K 13.1 26.2

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is an American federal holiday that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. This year it is on January 16, 2023, Virtual Run is honoring MLK this year with their third annual “I Have A Dream” virtual race!
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 7:00 pm
Where: Anywhere Around the World! Participate from home! San Antonio, TX 78284
How Much: Registration Fee: $19.99 (includes a medal, bib, and a portion donated to EJI)


Deal Alert – Check out Current discounts on Kids’ activities in San Antonio

Deals on Kids Activities in San Antonio

There are a lot of places for kids to have fun in the San Antonio area. Whether you are looking for indoor places like trampoline parks, museums, movie theaters, and more or you are planning for some outdoor fun such as horse-riding, paintball, and more! 

Be sure to always check out this list before making your plans and Save BIG on Kids’ Activities in San Antonio!!!


MLK San Antonio 2023 – Other Events

Free Community Workout & 1 Million Push-Up Challenge Finale

Free Community Push-up Challenge

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Join the 1 Million Push-Up Challenge as we campaign for health and wellness. Our goal is to unite our community with push-ups and inspire this great city to embrace a healthier lifestyle.
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Hemisfair, 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: FREE


MAAT Market Pop-Up Shop

MAAT Market Pop-Up Shop

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If you’re looking for African inspired cultural products, the MAAT Market Pop Up Shop will be an excellent place to find them. They have African clothing and accessories, African-American children and adults books, shea butter and natural body products, cultural t-shirts, Kwanzaa products and more!
When: Saturday, January 14, 2023 (Every Saturday of the month) | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 3455 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, TX 78220
How Much: $0 – $35


MLK San Antonio 2023 Weekend: Resolve To Row

EnergyX Fitness

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Join EnergyX for the New Year’s tradition that’s been bringing members of the EnergyX Fitness and San Antonio community at-large, together for 7 years!

What is Resolve to Row? Resolve to Row is a 10K rowing challenge that is perfect for anyone who is looking to kick start those New Year’s health and fitness goals or whose just looking to have some plain old fun!
When: Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 9:00 am
Where: 623 Hemisfair Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: $35 – $140


MLK San Antonio 2023: Rotary Ice Rink Military & First Responders Night

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All active-duty military and first responders skate for free from 5-10pm. $4 off admission for dependents on Monday, January 16th!
When: Monday, January 16, 2023 | 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Travis Park, 300 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How Much: FREE for Military & First Responders | $14 All ages ($4 off this January 16)

Know of any other San Antonio MLK March 2023 weekend events? Share them by commenting below!


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