What is Juneteenth?

It is an unofficial (but quickly becoming official state by state) American holiday celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army General Gordon Granger’s reading of federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on 19 June 1865, proclaiming that all enslaved persons in the U.S. state of Texas were now free!

Where can you go in the Miami Valley to celebrate?

Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee

Celebrate Juneteenth in Springboro June 15-17th for a family-friendly day of celebration with Live music, food trucks, 3on3 basketball, A Jazz dinner, Underground Railroad history at North Park in Springboro.

Juneteenth 2023 – Liberation Park

Juneteenth – celebration, parade, vendors, live music, activities, food at Liberation Park – N. Boardway St. & Superior Ave is Saturday, June 17th at 10am.  Formerly known as Broadway Park, Liberation Park is located on the corner of N. Boardway St. and Superior Ave. The park will be transformed into a lively and welcoming atmosphere where people of all ages can come together to celebrate the historical significance of Juneteenth.

Troy’s Juneteenth Walk & Celebration

The Annual Juneteenth Walk & Celebration is Saturday, June 17th.  Bring your family, lawn chairs, dancing shoes, & appetite!  Celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with music, games, and food! The celebratory walk will begin at Hobart Food Equipment Group (701 S. Ridge Ave.) at 3:00 PM. The cookout and concert will take place at McKaig & Race Park from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Juneteenth concert w/ Rebirth Brass Band

Juneteenth concert w/ Rebirth Brass Band at the Levitt Pavilion.  This event begins at 5PM Saturday, June 17th with community curated opening ceremonies commemorating Juneteenth with Rebirth Brass Band continuing the celebration, hitting the stage at 7PM.  For almost 4 decades, the Grammy winning Rebirth Brass Band has been stunning fans with a fiery live show and a rich musical catalog. Their trademark sound pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while weaving a tapestry that combines elements of jazz, funk, soul, R&B and the sounds from the streets they grew up on.

Huber Heights Juneteenth Music Festival

JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF GREAT FOOD, GREAT MUSIC AND GREAT FELLOWSHIP!  Eichelberger Amphitheater in Huber Heights Sunday, June 18th, 2023.

Kettering Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom

Monday, June 19th, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM is the second Annual Juneteenth Celebration at The Fraze!  This free, family event features live music from Luv Locz Experiment, food trucks, local vendors, crafts for children and an inspiring, informative keynote address by historian and TEDx Talk presenter Faheem Curtis-Khidr.

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