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City to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – Colorado Springs City Council joined El Paso County Commissioners in approving a Joint Proclamation recognizing January 15, 2018 as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

All City of Colorado Springs administrative and elected administrative offices and agencies will be closed on Monday, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day including:

  • City Hall
  • City Clerk
  • Municipal Court
  • Sales Tax Office
  • Administrative offices for Mountain Metropolitan Transit
  • Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Administrative Building
  • City Auditorium – Closed for Business. Private rentals only.
  • Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
  • Deerfield Hills Community Center
  • Hillside Community Center
  • Meadows Park Community Center
  • Otis Park
  • Rockledge Ranch Historic Site
  • Sports Office and Therapeutic Recreation Programs at Memorial Park
  • Starsmore Discovery Center


  • Garden of the Gods Park
  • Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain – weather permitting
  • Sertich Ice Center
  • Public Skating:
  • Sunday
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m. $5 admission and skate rental
  • Monday – Matinee Skate
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • All ages: $2 admission & $2 skate rental

Skate in the Park last chance – Acacia Park

11 a.m. - 10 p.m. – Last chance Skate $1 OFF Admission All Day for ALL

  • Valley Hi Golf Course and Patty Jewett Golf Course: TBA – weather permitting

Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative events:

All People’s Breakfast

This year's theme is “It Still Starts with Me: A Call to Action." Keynote speaker Idris Goodwin, assistant professor of theatre, will present his interpretation of “The Drum Major Instinct” from Dr. King’s 1968 sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church.

  • Colorado College
  • El Pomar Sports Center
  • 44 W. Cache La Poudre St.
  • 8 -10 a.m.
  • Tickets are $7 at the door – advanced tickets are available at Worner Desk.

Rally & March for Hope

Following the MLK All People’s Breakfast on the Colorado College campus, there will be a “Rally and March for Hope.” Participants for the march should meet at the Earle Flagpole on Worner Quad (Cascade Ave.) at 10 a.m. and will march from the campus to Acacia Park in downtown Colorado Springs.