The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Celebration was started in 1983 as a way to celebrate King’s legacy.
Each January, the university participates in a campus candlelight march and a keynote program.
The San Marcos community attends and elementary students participate in the annual art and essay contest. Texas State students also have a chance to win an award for the best art or poetry.
Over the years, the event has grown to at least 500 participants.