Each year, more celebrations are held around June 19th. This day celebrates the day that Union General Gordon Granger announced his freedom to enslaved African Americans on June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas. This was about two months after the Civil War. Ended. The holiday now epitomizes black emancipation and is a federal holiday.
June 15 – Juneteen Keynote: From New Orleans to Galveston to St. Louis and Beyond
of Missouri Historical Museum(5700 Lindell Boulevard, 314-746-4599) dedicated this Thursday night at the museum to Juneteenth, with keynote addresses by Vanessa Moreland-Slaughter and Jim Vincent of the St. Tell the story of family migration. generation. Jeff Ward, Professor of African and African American Studies at the University of Washington, will give a presentation on the history and meaning of Juneteenth, and the evening will conclude with a performance by the St. Louis Community Gospel Choir. Happy hour starts at 5:30 PM and talks start at 6:30 PM. The event is free.
June 17 – Juneteenth in Greater Ville
The Sabayette of Ville will once again host its 17th Annual Juneteenth Party on June 17th from 11am to 7pm at 4000 Mafitte Avenue. Sabayet owner Nana Kofi organized the event after Annie Malone’s parade moved downtown and left Ville. Now he hosts his one of St. Louis’s longest-running Juneteenth celebrations. The event is very family-friendly (children’s meals are free) and includes pony riding, arts and crafts, storytellers at the St. Louis Art Museum, and more.
From June 17th Juneteenth Community Ride
Celebrate black artists with Trailnet’s Juneteenth Community Ride. The full-paced cycling features live music as historians and storytellers from the Missouri Historical Society share the city’s history.
Riders must meet at Tandy Community Center (4206 Kennery Ave.). Check-in starts at 9am, boarding starts at 10am, and the journey time he plans to be 3 hours. Registration is free, but you can donate at checkout.
From June 17th Bellefontaine Neighbors Juneteenth Festival
Bellefontaine Neighbors will host a party to celebrate Juneteenth on June 17th. Bellefontaine Recreation Center (9669 Bellefontaine Road). The event includes a trivia contest, bounce house and talent show. Admission is free.
June 17 – Juneteenth at the Grand Center
The Museum of Modern Art, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Grand Center, Inc., Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Gallery will celebrate Juneteenth at the Grand Center. The event also includes art activities. contemporary art museum (3750 Washington Avenue)free fruit and water station Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts (3716 Washington Avenue), puppet show in Sheldon (3648 Washington Avenue) Bubble Bang on Spring Avenue, Courtesy of the National Blues Museum, and the St. Louis Kettle Corn Truck on Washington Avenue. The event will be held on Saturday, June 17th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and admission is free.
June 17 – Ferguson Juneteenth Celebration
1pm to 6pm Plaza 501 (501 South Florissant Road), where you can celebrate Juneteenth in Ferguson. The event will include ribbon cutting for new businesses, an art fair, a family fun zone with inflatables, a face painter and a balloon twister. There will also be a Trailblazer Awards presentation and a Coleman Hughes Project performance. The event is free.
June 17th – EyeSeeMe Bookstore 8th Anniversary & Juneteenth Celebration
In memory of the Juneteens, EyeSeeMeBookstore (6951 Olive Boulevard) hosts a day of music, community information tables, pony rides and refreshments. Shindig is open from noon to 3pm and also celebrates its 2015 opening anniversary. This bookstore seeks to combat racism by offering a diverse range of children’s books in which every child seems to represent themselves.
From June 17th Juneteenth Fitness Fest
Join Move by BJC for a variety of free fitness classes, starting with the RPM course at 8:15am and ending with the BodyBalance course at 12:15pm. There is a spin course and a Zumba course in the middle.sweat and feel good Move by BJC (4220 Duncan Ave.).
From June 17th June 2023 1st Annual Caribbean Heritage Festival
Africans Rising Together is hosting the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Festival. The event will include a memorial walk, Judge David Mason’s keynote address, children’s village, noon prayers, health checks and more. Additionally, a live DJ plays his music throughout the day, along with a gospel choir, African drummers and dancers, and dramatic presentations. The walk begins at 8:00 am with the event continuing until 7:00 pm. Forest Park Cricket Ground (5595 Grand Drive). Tickets are $18.65.
June 17 – BLK Family Reunion
Families gather at the BLK Family Reunion on North Compton Avenue. Harris Stowe State University (3026 Laclede Avenue) will host the BLK Family Reunion on the weekend of June 10th, featuring live music from Dirty Muggs, DJ Reminise and DJ Charlie Chan Soprano. The event is free and runs from 11am to 7pm. Please apply here.
June 18 – Wellston June Teens Block Party
Head to the St. Vincent Greenway Trailhead. Trojan Park (6154 Etzel Avenue) Join the Wellston Juneteenth Block Party from 4-8pm This event is hosted by the Wellston Community Coalition and includes performances from Mookie Tolliver, Stephanie Songbird and Just in Time. The event is free.
June 19 – Black Woodstock Festival
Celebrate Juneteenth at the Illinois Black Woodstock Festival. Organizers promise there will be live music, food and family fun. The event will be held at 8225 State Street, East St. Louis, Illinois from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
June 19 – Juneteenth at the Garden
Learn how African Americans have advanced plant science. Missouri Botanical Gardenof (4344 Shaw Boulevard) Juneteen event. The event will also include nature journals and meditation opportunities, as well as special cooking demonstrations by Gourmet His Seoul Chef Lavinia His McCoy. The event runs from 9am to 5pm and includes admission to the gardens.
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