Learn & Celebrate Black History with these Juneteenth Events

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S. In celebration this year, we curated a wide-ranging list of both in-person and virtual learning opportunities and events in the greater Philly area that you won’t want to miss! From virtual markets supporting Black businesses to live music performances, visit the links below to learn more!

In-person events:

6/17 – African American Museum in Philadelphia

ArtBreak with Dr. Gabrielle Foreman. Presentation on the historical and contemporary resonance of Juneteenth.

More info: https://tockify.com/aampmuseum/detail/417/1623947400000

6/18 – Fort Mifflin

Jeffersonian Picnic: All Men Created Equal? BYO picnic and friends, explore the site and discuss the historic topic “on the menu”.

More info: http://www.fortmifflin.us/event/jeffersonian-picnic-june/

6/18 – Hatfield House – Fairmount Park

Strawberry Mansion neighbors and residents are invited to celebrate Juneteenth with a BBQ and block party featuring live performances, music, food, and art.

More info: https://myphillypark.org/app/uploads/2021/05/Summer-in-Fairmount-Park-Press-Release-2021.pdf

6/18 – Longwood Gardens

Illuminated Fountain Performances: Freedom. A tribute to the end of slavery in the United States honors and recognizes the themes of freedom, hope, and strength.

More info: https://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/fountains/illuminated-fountain-performances-playlists#freedom

6/19 – Philadelphia Juneteenth Freedom March

More info: http://juneteenthphilly.org/schedule/

6/19 – Art in the Park

Exhibit and Vendor Fair

More info: http://juneteenthphilly.org/schedule/

6/19 – African American Museum in Philadelphia

Live music, African dance, poetry, local vendors, food, art making activities, and free admission to the museum.

More info: https://tockify.com/aampmuseum/detail/416/1624114800000

6/19 – Johnson House Historic Site

Germantown’s Johnson House Historic Site will host its 15th annual Juneteenth Festival.

More info: https://www.johnsonhouse.org/philadelphia-juneteenth-festival/

6/19 – Juneteenth Kultural Fashion Show

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-kultural-fashion-show-tickets-152030488283

6/19 – Cherry Hill Juneteenth Parade and Festival

Music, Food Trucks & Vendors

More info: http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/calendar.aspx?EID=5436

6/19 – Germantown Cricket Club

Free and open to public (registration required). Entertainment, food, music, and tennis.

More info: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_ZKpqOGf9cg0_sR2CyW2kBrH_n8OikY0fzeOBlxUwhCZuMQ/viewform

6/19 – National Constitution Center

Free admission to the museum. Explore tours of Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

More info: https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/juneteenth-with-free-museum-admission

6/19 – The Betsy Ross House

Raising of the Juneteenth Flag and historical visit from Bishop Richard Allen

More info: http://historicphiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/flag-fest-2021/

6/19 – The Please Touch Museum

Special Juneteenth programming: Freedom quilt making; stories, songs, and conversations around Juneteenth; African-American inventors exhibit; and pretend Juneteenth cookout celebration!

More info: https://www.pleasetouchmuseum.org/site-news/juneteenth-celebration-on-june-19/

6/19 – Vernon Park Fashion Show

Multiple 30-minute fashion shows, music, drumline, food, and bounce house.

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-fashion-show-tickets-155744262281

6/19 – Woodmere Art Museum

Saturday Night Jazz commemorates Juneteenth: A Holiday for All.

More info: https://woodmereartmuseum.org/calendar/saturday-night-jazz-juneteenth-a-holiday-for-all

6/19 – Franklin Square

Griot Tale Saturdays – Juneteenth Edition!

More info: http://historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/upcoming-events/

6/21 – Navy Yard

Drive-in movie showing Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

More info: https://welcomeamerica.com/event/philly-the-drive-in-tulsa-the-fire-and-the-forgotten/


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