Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend: 5 ideas for things to do

Posted at 4:44 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-16 12:16:58-05
SAN DIEGO -- If you're not too worn out from the holidays, this is a great weekend to get out in the community - and, of course, to take some time to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Here are five events happening in San Diego this weekend. You can also check our community calendar for more ideas.
Watch a Parade
The 37th annual Martin Luther King Day Parade will wind its way through downtown San Diego on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The parade lineup includes floats, soulful high school bands, drill teams, colleges fraternities and sororities, churches, youth groups and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Celebrate San Diego's Rich Cultural Diversity
There will be a multicultural festival Saturday, Jan. 14 at Ruocco Park in downtown. It will include music, dance, storytelling, kids' activities and more. The event is free.
Dance to the Beat of a Different Drum
Stop by the World Beat Cultural Center on Monday, Jan. 16 for their annual Multi-Cultural Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration featuring the Worldbeat West African Drum and Dance Group.  There will also be crafts, vendors and food. The event is free.
Monday, Jan. 16 is the annual MLK Day of Service, a day dedicated to volunteer efforts in the community. You can search for local volunteer events here
Grab a Bite to Eat
San Diego Restaurant Week kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 15. You'll find great deals at over 180 local restaurants. It's a great time to try someplace new!