Juneteenth 2023
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Celebrating Juneteenth

On Juneteenth, we celebrate the events of June 19th, 1865, when the last enslaved people in America were finally freed in Galveston TX, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. Juneteenth marks the end of slavery and, as of 2021, is a Federal Holiday during which we celebrate Black American culture and the contributions of Black individuals to American history.

On this day, communities engage in cultural celebrations and learn about the progress made in abolishing racism. There are many ways to celebrate and learn on Juneteenth.

Check out the list below to see some opportunities in your state.


  • Kissimmee: Celebrate African American culture on June 17th from 12 – 4 pm at Kissimmee Lakefront Park
  • West Palm Beach: Engage with your community on June 17th from 3 – 9 pm at the Meyer Amphitheater


  • Americus: Join in celebrating African American heritage at the Juneteenth Emancipation Festival from June 17-19 at the Americus Train Depot
  • Atlanta: Have some laughs at the 1865 Comedy Festival from June 15-19 at the Uptown Comedy Center


  • Bowling Green: Support Black Business at the Black Vendor Market on June 17th from 10 am – 4 pm at The Duck Shack 615 Fairview Ave


  • Chicago: Join together at the 2023 Bronzeville Juneteenth Celebration on June 17th from 12 – 6 pm at Absolutely Anything Essential
  • Waukegan: Bring your kids to the Juneteenth Youth Celebration on June 19th from 12 – 5 pm at 901 N Lewis Ave


  • Indianapolis: Celebrate at the Black Heritage Juneteenth Art Show and Concert on June 19th from 6 – 8 pm at the Indiana Landmarks Center
  • Muncie: Learn more at the Juneteenth Muncie Celebration on June 17th at McCulloch Park


  • Waynesville: Engage in the four-day celebration at the 2023 Juneteenth Celebration from June 16-19 at Roubidoux Park
  • St. Louis: Support Black businesses at the Juneteenth Black Business Treasure Hunt on June 17th at 8 am at Kiener Plaza


  • Columbus: Learn more at the 26th Annual Juneteenth Ohio Festival from June 17 – 18 at Genoa Park
  • Cleveland: Join in the celebration the MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest from June 16 – 17 at Mall C


  • Ypsilanti: Celebrate at the Ypsilanti Juneteenth Celebration from June 16 – 18 in Downtown Ypsilanti
  • Holland: Support your community at the I Am Genius Freedom Festival from June 10 – 19 at Kollen Park

New York

  • Harlem: Join in the laughs at the Phunny Phy & Phriends Comedy Show on June 16th at 7 pm at Comedy Laff
  • Brooklyn: Learn more at the Kaleidoscope of Black Culture from June 16 – 18 across Brooklyn

South Carolina

  • Greenville: Honor the proud legacy of Black Americans at the Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest in Greenville from June 10 – 17 at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville
  • Hilton Head: Celebrate together in this historic city during the Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 17th from 11 am – 3 pm at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park


  • Portsmouth: Celebrate mental and financial wellness at the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Festival on June 19th from 1 – 9 pm at High Street Landing
  • Loudon: Meet members of your community at the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 17th from 12 – 6 pm at the Ida Lee Park


  • Milwaukee: Join in on the “I Am Juneteenth” Parade on Juneteenth St on June 19th
  • Madison: Play for charity at the Juneteenth Parade and Event on June 18th from 10 am – 6 pm at Penn Park, hosted by the Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination