Rise up for a sunny Juneteenth 2023 with plenty of ideas where to celebrate Juneteenth in Detroit. Juneteenth is diverse in its various celebration names. Many know this holiday/observation day as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day. This American holiday is celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the U..S. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas in 1865 in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Come together in excitement for increased liberation this Juneteenth 2023 in Detroit. It’s a Juneteenth Jubilee! There’s a thrilling weekend ahead with Juneteenth Jubilee Detroit and much more. What better time to embrace freedom and make room for more than in the month of June? After all, the whole city is kicking off summer with several free outdoor community events.
This month is all about building community and rising up, so Detroitisit rounded up a list of diverse events in Detroit to celebrate this Juneteenth 2023 with the excited Detroit community.
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM WEEKEND
Date & Time: Friday, June 16-Sunday, June 18, 2023
First up on this list Juneteenth 2023 in Detroit events is a certified celebration lineup. Free up your weekend, so you can live it up with friends and community. Juneteenth Jubilee Detroit is inviting you to commemorate and feel impacted as everyone educates, celebrates, and activates the city of Detroit. The weekend will be full of culturally elevated, family-friendly events. Take things slow with a Beats and BBQ Juneteenth Kickoff and then get the rest of the weekend rolling on Saturday with Freedom Day 5K for Health, Wealth, and Literacy and a Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll. Learn more and register HERE on the Juneteenth Detroit website.
Location: Batch Brewing Company, Marygrove Conservancy, Livernois Avenue of Fashion, Shed 5 1400 Porter Street Detroit
EASTSIDE FAMILY FUN FEST
Date & Time: Sat Jun 17 at 11:00 am to 04:00 pm
June 2023 in Detroit celebrations wouldn’t be complete without some more music and dancing. Join the Eastside Juneteenth Family Fun Fest and expect plenty of activities for all ages. The day will be filled with freedom in the form of free food, music, dancing, games, art, healing, and resources! Get ready to hustle with Hustle Classes like Bike Tune Ups; MoGo Bike and Scooter Test Rides, and other fun dance exercises like Zumba. Creative minds will enjoy painting classes like Pewabic Pottery clay activities. Family fun includes a Petting Zoo, Clown Performance, Bounce Houses, and more. They’ll also have community and health resources. Click HERE to learn more and register for free.
Location: Eastside Community Network, 4401 Conner Street, Detroit
JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FEST
Date & Time: Sun Jun 18 at 12:00 pm to 06:00 pm
Several Juneteenth 2023 in Detroit events cater to all ages, which makes it a great day for the family to learn and grow together. Check out the events & activities at this year’s Juneteenth Freedom Fest which continues to commemorate and celebrate the day of liberation for African Americans in our country. Join the fun with live entertainment, activities for kids, Black Bottom Row, and more! A few of the event organizers on this list, such as Juneteenth Jubilee and Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History have partnered to make this event possible, along with many more. Click HERE to learn more.
Location: Eastern Market, 2934 Russell, Detroit
FORD AFRICAN ANCESTRY NETWORK INAUGURAL FAAN EN BLANC
Date & Time: Fri Jun 16 at 05:00 pm to Mon Jun 19 at 10:00 pm
This Juneteenth 2023 Detroit event is a little more formal option for those looking to immerse themselves in the history of African American ancestry. Join this delightful dining and party celebration, which includes soulful food, groovy music, festivities, entertainment, and a light program to discover an enhanced appreciation for Juneteenth. There will also be some surprises, so click HERE to learn more and purchase tickets.
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum, 315 E Warren Avenue, Detroit
DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY
Juneteenth 2023 events in Detroit are extra special when they run for more than just a day! Keep the spirit alive and continue to learn with the Detroit Public Library. Stay tuned for plenty of unique programs from storytelling, craft-making, spoken word performances, music, a parade, and more. The Juneteenth celebrations will be happening at all of its locations in Detroit. Click HERE to learn more on the Detroit Public Library website.
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