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Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is commemorated in Denver with what has grown to be one of the largest MLK Day celebrations in the U.S. — even larger than that of Washington, D.C.

Among the local events set to honor Dr. King is the annual Marade on Monday morning (held rain, snow or shine).

The Marade (a combo of march and parade) starts at E. Colfax Ave. at Columbine, south of City Park. Participants will march straight west along Colfax, ending three miles later at Civic Center Park’s Greek Theater.

The event is preceded by a 9:30 a.m. program honoring Dr. King at the I Have a Dream Memorial, with the actual walk stepping off at about 10:45 a.m.

Festivities should run in Civic Center Park until about 1 p.m.

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