More than 60,000 people over the holiday weekend are expected to attend the Women’s March Sacramento on Saturday, Jan. 19 , and two regional events honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 21.

For the safety of participants and residents, the Sacramento Police Department will facilitate rolling street closures throughout the weekend events. Officers will close streets as late as possible and reopen as early as safety allows.

Women’s March Sacramento, Saturday, Jan. 19

The Women’s March begins at Southside Park on T Street at 10 a.m. Participants will march northbound on 8th Street then eastbound through Capitol Mall and end at the California State Capitol. Speakers, music, and live performances will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the North, West, and South sides of the Capitol building.

Street closures will occur during the following:

  • T Street between 6th and 8th streets from 8 to 11 a.m.
  • 10th Street Between N and L streets from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to take regional transit, to carpool, or to reserve parking. Blue placard disabled parking, bus parking, large carpools, and ride-share drop off (Uber, Lyft, Taxi) will be in the parking lot under the W & X Freeway.

The mission of Women’s March Sacramento is focused on empowering all women. For more information, visit www.womensmarchsac.com/about/

March for the Dream, Monday, Jan. 21

The march kicks off at 8:30 a.m. at the Oak Park Community Center, located at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. This portion of the march, called the Extra Mile, will gather community leaders and residents for an early ceremonial start to the march.

The official start of the march will begin at 9 a.m. at Sacramento City College (3835 Freeport Blvd.). The march and parade will wind its way through Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhoods, continue to downtown Sacramento, and then conclude at the Sacramento Convention Center for the Diversity Expo. At the Diversity Expo, participants can enjoy a talent show, participate in dramatic reenactments, and engage with individuals who were a part of the civil rights movement.

Street closures will occur during the following:

  • 13th Avenue between Freeport Boulevard and Land Park Drive from 9:30 – 9:50 a.m.
  • Land Park Drive between 13th Avenue and Vallejo Way from 9:40 – 10 a.m.
  • Land Park Drive between Vallejo Way and Broadway from 9:50 – 10:10 a.m.
  • Broadway between 16th and 10th streets from 10:15 – 10:50 a.m.
  • 10th Street between Broadway and L Street from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
  • L Street between 10th and 13th streets from 11– 11:30 a.m.
  • 13th Street between L and J streets from 11:10 to 11:45 a.m.

For participants who park near Sacramento City College or the Oak Park Community Center, SacRT will provide free bus service from the Sacramento Convention Center on J Street back to those locations. Participants can also return to SCC by taking light rail, which runs every 15 minutes, from the Cathedral Square (10th & K) Station.

Participants are encouraged to park downtown near the Sacramento Convention Center before the march starts and take light rail from Cathedral Square to Sacramento City College. City street parking meters will be free on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. Participants can take the Blue Line train from Cathedral Square at 8:06 a.m. or 8:31 a.m. to join the march leaving Sacramento City College. For more information visit marchforthedream.org

The North Area Martin Luther King Jr. March, Jan. 21

The North Area March, sponsored by the Roberts Family Development Center, kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at Grant Union High School off Grand Ave. There will be one-lane rolling closures throughout the march beginning 9:30 a.m and ending at 12 p.m. The march circles through North Sacramento neighborhoods and ends back at Grant Union High School  at 12 p.m. for a Wellness Expo.

Rolling one-lane street closures will occur at the following locations:

  • Grant Union High School Grand Avenue
  • Marysville/Del Paso Boulevard
  • Eleanor Avenue (Calvary Christian Center rest stop)
  • Norwood Avenue
  • Fairbanks Avenue
  • Mabel Street
  • Siler Eagle Road
  • Norwood Avenue
  • Grand Avenue

Participants can take a bus to Grant High School from Foothill High School, Rio Linda High School and Fairbanks Elementary at 7 a.m. Returning buses will leave Grant High School at 2:30 p.m.

The theme for the 2019 North Area Martin Luther King Jr. March is “Dr. King – The Activist & Influencer.” For more information, please call (916) 646-6631.