Celebrate Juneteenth with historical and cultural events

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. While the holiday is celebrated on Saturday, June 19, County offices and libraries will be closed Monday, June 21 in observance.

“Our celebration of Juneteenth reminds us of the fundamental promise of America. We remember how we have steadily marched as a nation in the direction of justice and equality, even as we endure and overcome setbacks. I wish our entire community a very happy Juneteenth!” – Mayor Daniella Levine Cava

 

Countywide Events

Friday, June 18

  • MCCJ's “Can We Talk? Really, Can We Talk?” series will present "Bulldozing Barriers: Reflections of Juneteenth & Diversity in Miami
    6 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Tickets: $35
    Hampton Art Lovers Gallery
    Miami 249 Northwest 9th Street
    Miami, FL 33136
    Details online
  • New Canon Chamber Collective presents: “Music of the Unsung America” Concert Series “From Renaissance to Resistance” featuring Dwight Banks and the music of Duke Ellington
    7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 per person
    The Historic Hampton House Museum & Cultural Center
    4240 N.W. 27th Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33142
    Details online

Saturday, June 19

  • 846 Justice March in Liberty City
    March starts at 8:46 a.m. in memory of George Floyd and meets at DA Dorsey High School and ends at Arcola Lakes Library.
    8:46 a.m.–noon
    D. A. Dorsey Educational Center
    7100 NW 17th Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33147
  • Juneteenth Day of Freedom
    Featuring Egyptia Green; Leandra Hall; Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns; Peter London Dance Company & New World School of the Arts High School Jazz Band.
    9 a.m.-10 a.m.
    Pride Park
    1809 Meridian Avenue
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    Details online
  • Black Lions presents Kickball Showdown Juneteenth sponsored by Miami-Dade County and Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee
    Come out for a family fun day.
    11 a.m.
    Sgt. Joseph Delancy Park
    14450 Boggs Drive
    Miami, Florida 33176
    Details online
  • North Miami Beach City Hall Juneteenth: “An American Story”
    Let us take you along a journey to learn the origin story of Juneteenth, its significance, and its importance in American history by award-winning historian Matthew A. Pigatt. Join the Black Professionals Network in partnership with the City of North Miami Beach.
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    North Miami Beach City Hall
    17011 NE 19th Ave
    North Miami Beach, Florida 33162
    Details online or call 305-947-7581 
  • The Hungry Black Man Juneteenth Food & Music Festival
    Starex Smith, “The Hungry Black Man,” presents an array of Black American and vegan soul food along with music and an interactive children’s play village.
    Noon–6 p.m.
    North Beach Bandshell Sand Bowl
    7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33141
    Details online
  • City of Miami and Partners’ 20th Annual Juneteenth Commemoration Celebration
    One of South Florida’s Oldest Juneteenth celebrations, featuring “Family and Friends Fun Day” with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths, fun and fellowship.
    Noon-8 p.m.
    Reeves Park
    600 Northwest 10th Street
    Overtown, Florida 33136
    Details: contact VonCarol Kinchens-Williams at 786-786-7318 or [email protected]
  • Juneteenth on Ali Baba Ave: Celebrate Freedom
    Food and music. 
    4 p.m.-9 p.m.
    675 Ali Baba Avenue
    Opa-Locka, Florida 33054
    Details online
  • City of Miami Gardens’ Juneteenth Drive-In Celebration
    City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Reggie Leon, Councilwoman Katrina Wilson and Councilman Robert Stephens, III, hosted by Comedian Marvin Dixon. 
    5 p.m.-10 p.m.
    Calder Casino
    21001 NW 27th Avenue
    Miami Gardens, Florida 33056
    Details: Jamal Engram at [email protected] or 305-622-8000 ext. 2789
  • Arts Celebration Live Event @ The Betsy Hotel
    The Betsy Hotel presents two events in partnership with the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and Florida International University’s Miami Beach Urban Studios. Hosted by DeAnne Connolly-Graham, all programs are free and open to the public. LIVE JAZZ in the Lobby of the Betsy hotel with pianist Allen Paul, featuring the celebrity performers Carole Ann Taylor; Brenda Alford; Nicole Yarling and Lisa Richards.
    6 p.m.–11 p.m.
    The Betsy Hotel
    1440 Ocean Drive
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    Details online
  • Say Their Names: Vigil + Memorial Service on Juneteenth
    Join us for a day of healing & celebration as we commemorate our ancestors, create a safe space for artistic expression and take actionable steps towards equitable justice in this country. The event will include healing meditation session, musical performances, collective conversations with strategic initiatives and actionable steps, No More Blues exhibition by Cendino Teme, and vendors
    7 p.m.
    Muce Campus
    246 NW 54th St
    Miami, Florida 33127
    Details online
  • Hued Songs and the Rhythm Foundation presents: “The Juneteenth Experience” Freedom through Expression
    6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
    Beach Bandshell
    7275 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    Details online
  • The Juneteenth Experience at the Bandshell
    Juneteenth Film Screening: “My Black Body Is” and live performances
    Join us for an evening of song, dance, and spoken word. This takes place at the historic North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, and will unfold the story of Juneteenth past, present, and future.
    6 p.m.-8:45 p.m.
    Beach Bandshell
    7275 Collins Avenue
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    Details online and to RSVP
  • “W.O.W. JUNETEENTH!” by Mind Body Social
    LIVE POETRY & [email protected] The Betsy Poetry Rail. Featuring poets Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns and Geoffrey Philp. Jazz saxophonist Gregory DeLeon will improvise with the poets. "In honor of Juneteenth, Mind Body Social will launch “W.O.W JUNETEENTH!” A Week Of Wellness with more than a dozen virtual and in-person events and activities to commemorate the holiday. The series will feature and celebrate independent instructors, studio owners and entrepreneurs within the African-American community and pair them with historic and iconic locations in South Florida like The World Famous 5th Street Gym; The Historic Hampton House, Virginia Key Beach Park and the Miami Northwestern Senior High Marching Band. All while partnering with organizations that play a key role in the wellbeing of the South Florida community.
    9 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
    The Betsy Poetry Rail
    14 Place
    Miami Beach, Florida 33139
    Details online
  • FIU Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration 
    Open to the entire community, the celebration will include performances from local artists, local artisan vendors, Frost Art Museum art exhibits and activities, food trucks and more. Registration is required. 
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Florida International University
    11200 Southwest 8th Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Details online

 

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