All Peoples Celebration


The All Peoples Celebration aspires to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This annual community program is the preeminent event in San Diego County where more than 1,000 business leaders, elected officials, faith leaders, community organizers, artists, and students come together for an inspiring program and common goal of honoring the work and the sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year's All Peoples Celebration will feature Eva Paterson as the keynote speaker.

In these uncertain times, it’s imperative that we find effective ways to hold on to our ideals, to thoughtfully sift through the issues we encounter every day, and actively unite to move our communities forward together. In recognition of this moment, the theme for this year’s celebration is the embodiment of one simple but mighty word: STAND.

We must stand for what we believe in and do so with steadfast purpose. Every time we stand up, stand in, and stand with, we give voice to our ideals; we magnify marginalized communities; we give foundation for growth to things that have been uprooted and pushed aside. This year and going forward, we invite you to stand firmly and fiercely. This is the most powerful way to honor the legacy of Dr. King and every trailblazing leader that has carved the path to building the Beloved Community with integrity and courage.


When: Monday, January 15, 2018 10:00 - 11:30 am

Where: Balboa Activity Center in Balboa Park

Tickets available

Keynote Speaker: Eva Paterson

Join us on Monday, January 15, 2018, to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the 30th All Peoples Celebration. The program will be a dynamic commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement, featuring local musical and spoken word artists, multimedia presentations, and visionary speakers. There will also be a Community Space, which provides free access for the public and an opportunity to learn about and interact with many San Diego non-profit organizations.


We'd like to thank our sponsors:


Rosa Park level Sponsors


Tawacin Wastewin level Sponsors

 United Domestic Workers of America, ASCME Local 3930, AFL-CIO 

Jose Rizal level Sponsors


Internation Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569



Eleanor Roosevelt level Sponsors

San Diego Community College District
San Diego Education Association
San Diego Regional Airport Authority
San Diego State University
Smith Steiner Vanderwool & Wax
United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 230


Take a look at previous All Peoples Celebrations