Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – January 21, 2019 Events and Closures

OXNARD, CA –Below is a list of events in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as well as information regarding City of Oxnard closures on January 21, 2019, for the holiday.

January 21st: Freedom March and Celebration

The MLK Committee of Ventura County will hold the 33rd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration on Monday, January 21, 2019. The day will begin with a freedom march from Plaza Park at Fifth and C Streets. Community members, spiritual leaders and elected officials will assemble at the park for prayer at 8:00 a.m. The march will begin at 8:15 a.m. and then proceed to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center (PACC), 800 Hobson Way.

The program at the PACC will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature youth speakers, scripture readings and musical selections by the MLK Community Choir directed by Dr. Angela Timmons. This year’s keynote speaker will be Falilah “Aisha” Bilal, Senior Trainer with the National Black Women’s Justice Institute. Transportation to Plaza Park will be available at the PACC starting at 7:30 a.m. Admission is $7. For further details, visit

City of Oxnard holiday closures and reminders

Residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and many City departments will be closed Monday, January 21, 2019, in observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Police and Fire department personnel will be on duty to provide patrol, fire, paramedic and other emergency services for the holiday. For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1. “If You See Something, Say Something” by calling the Oxnard Police Department at (805) 385-7740 for non-emergencies.

The Environmental Resources Division of the Public Works Department will suspend residential trash pickup on Monday, January 21, 2019. Residential trash collection schedule will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week. The customer call center for the Public Works Department will also be closed January 21, 2019 for the holiday, but utility customers can pay their bills online at or by phone at (805) 385-7816.

Residents and businesses who need to report water-related emergencies should call (805) 385-8136. For wastewaterand storm water-related emergencies, call (805) 797-7598.

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