County Celebrations

Contra Costa County annually holds special recognition events sponsored by the Board of Supervisors.

In January, we begin with the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemoration. On January 16th of this year, we paid tribute to to our Humanitarian of the Year, Phil Arnold, and Student Humanitarian of the Year, Sienna Terry. Keynote Speaker and 2008 MLK Humanitarian Award Honoree Reverend Charles D. Tinsley mentioned the many strides that have taken place since the time of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr but the work that still remains. Find out more on our Dr. King Celebration website.

In March, we recognize the leadership of farm worker and labor leader Cesar Chavez. In 2019, the tribute will take place on Tuesday, March 26th. Find out more on our Cesar Chavez Ceremony website.

In November, we pause to thank our veterans for their service. The 2019 ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 12.

Our county celebrations are free and open to the public. We invite you to join us in person, or watch live online or on CCTV.