The days of celebrating Fourth of July, adorning the American flag and popping red, white and blue fireworks to celebrate an Independence, or “freedom” our people still don’t truly hold til this day—are over. Many of us have been educated on Juneteenth and have chosen to trade in our fresh fits and forces, for kente cloth and sandals—expressing our liberation in more ways than one. It has become a beautiful sight to see and returning to its rightful home as tradition.
Over the years Juneteenth celebrations have surfaced all over and it has become widely celebrated, honoring the true freedom of Africans in America. We are all aware that even with the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, enslaved Africans still weren’t free. It wasn’t until two years later on June 19, 1865 that enslaved Africans received their true freedom, and independence in this great ole’ U.S. of A.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration to commemorate the end of slavery in the US. With it taking a back seat to the “Independence Day” that America calls its own—It is now making a come back due to a generation who is unapologetic ally breaking generational curses. Acknowledging that their history differs from that of the “American Dream.”
Many will be celebrating Juneteenth or learning about it and looking for a Community to celebrate along with. So, we’re sharing this list of Juneteenth celebrations happening from the East to West Coast and we’d love for you to share your experiences on the app!
Juneteenth Parties, Parades and Events
June 19, 2019: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WeWork, 600 California St, San Francisco, California
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom!
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Sacramento Children’s Home Family Resource Centers – North Sacramento, 1217 Del Paso Blvd B, Sacramento, California
Vegan Juneteenth Celebration
June 22, 2019: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time
90247, Gardena, California
Juneteenth Black & White Gala
June 21 to June 22 2019
MOSH, 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, Florida
June 22, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
155 Lee Street, Jonesboro, Georgia
Crunk Juice: An Old ATL Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 to June 20 2019
Artisans Bar & Gallery, 140 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, Georgia
Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time
Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill, 6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, Maryland
Juneteenth Celebration and Crab Feast
June 23, 2019: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Martin’s Caterers, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland
Juneteenth Celebration After Party!
June 22, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
IronBound Lynn MA, 3, Mt Vernon St, Lynn, Massachusetts
19th Annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time
Kianga Isoke Palacio Park, 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada
Juneteenth Freedom Ball ’19
June 21, 2019: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. local time
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring St, Elizabeth, New Jersey
Juneteenth: The Emancipation After-Party
June 19, 2019: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. local time
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York, New York
Juneteenth Celebration & Launch Party
June 19, 2019: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. local time
105 Schuyler St, Albany, New York
The 1st Annual Juneteenth Soirée
June 23, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time
The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, New York
Juneteenth Dashiki Day Party 2019
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. local time
Agenda Sports Bar & Grill, 159 Matzinger Rd, Toledo, Ohio
Juneteenth Party at Toxic Brew Co
June 19 to Jun 20
Toxic Brew Company, 431 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio
Freedom Family Festival: Juneteenth
June 22, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade
June 22, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time
The parade route will start at 52nd and Jefferson Streets and move south on 52nd Street ending with a music festival at Malcolm X Park, 52nd and Pine Streets. A special ceremony will take place at the festival, renaming 52nd Street to Muhammad Ali Way.
Juneteenth Paint Party
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Center Stage Gallery | Missouri City, 7746 Hwy 6 suite h, Missouri City, Texas
Juneteenth Annual Celebration
June 19, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
McClendon Park, 3770 Summit Valley Dr, Houston, Texas
MAD Happy Hour (The Juneteenth Celebration)
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas
Juneteenth Stoplight Party at Boudreaux’s Party Room
June 22, 2019: 7:00 p.m. local time
Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen, 5475 W Loop S, Houston, Texas
Juneteenth Celebration After Party – “We Are Royalty”
June 22, 2019: 9:00 p.m. local time
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington