Organizers cancel San Antonio’s annual MLK march

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — An annual event that draws tens of thousands of attendees has been called off again this year.

The San Antonio Martin Luther King Jr. Commission board says they are canceling the annual MLK March for 2022.

The march was scheduled for January 17th but it’s been canceled for the second year in a row.

The decision is due to concerns about COVID-19.

The board is going to meet again Monday when they will decide whether or not to hold some of the other activities that are planned for the day.

San Antonio’s annual march to honor slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is billed as one of the largest in the nation, drawing tens of thousands of attendees every year.

Two other local festivals are off the 2022 schedule as well.

UTSA officials and the staff of the Institute of Texan Cultures are postponing the Asian Festival and the Texas Folklife Festival until 2023.

Organizers say postponing the events will buy them some time to work out problems with logistics, the supply chain, and take pandemic precautions.


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