Juneteenth Upcoming Events

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Juneteenth Upcoming Events


Saturday, June 19, 2021 is Juneteenth, a nationally recognized holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, federal troops informed over 250,000 enslaved Texans that the civil war ended, and the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation occurred two years earlier, on January 1, 1863.

While our community continues to practice social distancing, there are many opportunities to celebrate Juneteenth 2021. Below is a list of events happening in our region. Note, registering and purchasing tickets in advance is required by most venues. CDC Covid-19 guidelines will be in effect.

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony Hosted by The Delaware Juneteenth Association
Date: Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 12:00 PM

The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) Town Hall Meeting: Black Wall Street/Juneteenth
Date: Monday, June 7th, 2021 at 7:00 PM

24th Delaware Juneteenth Family Enrichment Program and Pageant Hosted by The Delaware Juneteenth Association
Date: June 13th, 3 PM – $10 Adults / $5 Children

The Teen Warehouse and Open Streets Wilmington Juneteenth Celebration
Date: June 19th, 11 AM-5 PM – FREE

2nd Annual Beyond Juneteenth: Egungun Festival Hosted by Delaware Art Museum
Date: June 19th, 10 AM-4 PM – FREE

Juneteenth: Neptunes Night
Date: June 19th, 7-11 PM – General Admission $15 table for 6 / $20 table for 2

Juneteenth Entrepreneurial Expo
Date: June 19th, 1-5 PM – $12

Wilmington Library Juneteenth Festival
Date: June 19th, 12 PM @ Rodney Square – FREE

Delaware Juneteenth History Presentation Hosted by Miss National Juneteenth, the Delaware Juneteenth Association, and the Delaware Historical Society
Date: June 21st, 6 PM – FREE

Freedom Gala Hosted by the Delaware Juneteenth Association
Date: June 27th, 5 PM – $60 General Admission, $250 – Table