Jack Kerouac's Birthday, March 12, 1922

Jack Safe in Heaven dead, October 21, 1969


  • Two major Kerouac events occur in Lowell, MA (Kerouac's home town) every year, in March and October (the birth and death of Jack Kerouac). It is a great event. Lowell Celebrates Kerouac website is here:


Kerouac Centennial

Jack Kerouac 100th Birthday Celebrations




  • Beat Museum - Open House on Kerouac’s Centennial Birthday, March 12, 2022, Noon – 7pm. The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco. 1-800-KEROUAC (1-800-537-6822)

    Kerouac Centennial Open House



  • Dixon Place presents Celebrating Kerouac 100th Birthday in association with Bowery Poetry Club, New York City. Saturday, March 12th. Free admission. Door & bar opens at 5:30pm.  Poetry by: Hetti Jones, Joyce Johnson, Bob Holman, Andrei Codrescu, Zelene Suchilt, Nancy Mercado, Marcos de la Fuente, David Garcia Casado, No Land, Bob Rosental, Rolando Pena. Address: 161A Chrystie Street, New York City, NY 10002.  212 219-0736.



  • Still Outside: Kerouac @ 100 - City Lights presents a critical appreciation of the writing of Jack Kerouac on the occasion of his 100th Birthday. This will be a ZOOM event Thursday, March 10, please register. With appearances by David Amram, Ann Charters, Jean-Christophe Cloutier, Ann Douglas, Tim Hunt, Joyce Johnson, Hassan Melehy, and Regina Weinreich







  • LitKicks will be having a Kerouac celebration podcast, information will be posted on the website by March.










  • Tribute to Jack Kerouac: 100 Years, Still Alive! Are you curious about Jack Kerouac’s francophone legacy and the French fact in the United States in the first half of the 20th century? The Tribute to Jack Kerouac: 100 Years, Still Alive! panel, organized in collaboration with the Quebec Delegation in Boston as part of the Mois de la Francophonie 2022, will be held on March 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (EDT). Please register, translated into both English and French.




Happy Birthday Jack.

Jack Kerouac reading a scroll


"And this was really the way that my whole road experience began, and the things that were to come are too fantastic not to tell." 

~ Jack Kerouac, On the Road


This calendar page is no longer being updated other than Kerouac 100th Birthday celebrations. To see the archive page of Kerouac events from 2003 to 2015: click here


We thank you for all your previous contributions of events over the years.