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Juneteenth Celebrations Nationwide

Updated: Jun 8, 2021

Approaching the third year of the Civil War, on September 22nd, 1862, President Lincoln issued an executive order known as the Emancipation Proclamation. This declaration was the announcement "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." The Emancipation Proclamation became official on January 1, 1863. However, it was not until, June 19th, 1865 that Major General Gordon Granger and roughly 2000 Union soldiers descended onto Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Nearly two and half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was law, there were still more than 250,000 slaves in Texas.

Juneteenth was and continues to be both a day of remembrance and an opportunity for African-Americans to honor their history and celebrate Black culture with a focus on education and self-improvement. It's also a momentous occasion worthy of celebration. Pageants, parades, parties... cookouts, kick-backs, and car shows... rodeos, reunions, and receptions... every and any type of function to recognize the end of state-sanctioned slavery - there's a Juneteenth Weekend event being held near you or streaming online! I have one event from each state listed below.

 

Alabama

National Juneteenth Festival and Parade


Alaska

Free Admission Day: Juneteenth at the Museum


Arizona

Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration


Arkansas

2021 Juneteenth Celebration: Delta Financial Literacy



California

SoulfulofNoise Juneteenth Concert


Colorado

JUNETEENTH MUSIC FESTIVAL


Connecticut

1st Annual Juneteenth "Liberation Day" Festival


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Delaware

Juneteenth Entrepreneurial Expo


Florida

Miss Juneteenth Pageant 2021



Georgia

JUNETEENTH ATLANTA

​PARADE & MUSIC FESTIVAL


Hawaii

Juneteenth Cookout and Scavenger Hunt


Idaho

JUNETEENTH COMMUNITY PAN EL

AND ANNUAL CHILI TASTING


Illinois

9th Annual Juneteenth Celebration


Indiana

Juneteenth Southern Soul Father Day Celebration


Iowa

Juneteenth Black Business Expo and Tour Jump Off


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Kansas

JuneteenthKC


Kentucky

Full Circle Comedy Presents: Juneteenth Comedy Spectacular


Louisiana

Juneteenth New Orleans Celebration & Market



Maine

BookHead SweetTooth Celebrates Juneteenth


Maryland

Annapolis’ Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration


Massachusetts

Museum of Fine Arts Juneteenth Celebration


Michigan

Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll on the Historic Avenue of Fashion

Minnesota

Juneteenth Jubilee- A MN Black Box Bazaar


Mississippi

Juneteenth Small Business Expo


Missouri

13th Annual Kansas City Juneteenth Celebration


Montana

Black Heritage Foundation of Yellowstone County

Freedom Celebration


Nebraska

Omaha Freedom Festival feat. Juvenile, Michel'le, KeesheaPratt, TheBankster1


Nevada

S.O.S 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival


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New Hampshire

Juneteenth 2021 -Art of The Story: Exploring How DNA Powers a Changing Narrative


New Jersey

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2021

Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, NJ


New Mexico

JUNETEENTH 2021:

"TO A HIGHER GROUND


New York

The Big Black Kickback Juneteenth 2021 NYC


North Carolina

Raleigh Juneteenth Festival


North Dakota

“Faith4Hope Presents” Juneteenth Freedom Celebration


Ohio

Juneteenth Jubilee


Oklahoma

Blooming Into Juneteenth with Gapelii Brand



Oregon

Juneteenth Celebration in Medford

Pennsylvania

YPOC JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2021


Rhode Island

Juneteenth RI 2021


South Carolina

Lowcountry Juneteenth Week


South Dakota

Brookings Juneteenth Celebration 2021


Tennessee

Juneteenth Jubilee - “It’s the B.O.B. for Me!!!”


Texas

5TH ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION



Utah

Freedom & Heritage Festival: Black Joy


Vermont

Juneteenth Celebration - Fletcher Free Library