*For the complete list of road closures, SEPTA detours, and parking restrictions, visit our Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade & Festival Press Release.

On Sunday, June 18, the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival returns for a celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Thousands are expected to gather in Malcolm X Park for what has quickly become one of the largest annual celebrations of Juneteenth in the country.


The Events

Juneteenth Parade | 52nd Street & Larchwood

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

To kick off the annual Juneteenth celebration, the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade will take over 52nd Street as it makes its way to Malcolm X Park from The Mann Center. This festive, 1.5 mile long parade will feature a unique lineup of marching bands, drill teams, dance ensembles, vintage cars, and decorative floats. 

The parade will be broadcast on 6ABC from 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Festival & Marketplace | Malcolm X Park

10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

The Juneteenth Festival & Marketplace takes place in the historic Malcolm X Park and features delicious food and retail vendors from a diverse group of artisans and a musical concert for the entire family to enjoy. City resource booths will be available throughout the park from PECO, the Sheriff’s Office, the Office of Children and Family, the Philadelphia Water Department, and other city services. 

Guests are invited to enjoy live performances on the main stages throughout the park.

  • Muhammad Ali Way Stage located at 52nd Street & Larchwood
  • Malcolm X Park Stage located at 51st Street & Pine

Musical performances include Lady B, Lil’ Mo, DJ Cupid, and Fat Man Scoop.

Children’s Village | Malcolm X Park

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Providing fun for all ages, the Children’s Village will be held in a sectioned off area of Malcolm X Park. This area will include games, face painting, photo booths, and more for family-friendly entertainment. 

Health & Wellness Fair | Malcolm X Park

10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Free health screenings and resources will be available during the Juneteenth Festival in partnership with the Association of Black Cardiologists. 


Public Safety Information

Throughout the event, the City will provide law-enforcement support, traffic control, and emergency medical services for the event and in the surrounding vicinity. 

Attendees should never leave bags or other items unattended. In the event of an emergency or to report a suspicious person, activity, or item (backpack, package, container, etc.), notify a police officer immediately or call 9-1-1. Do not try to open, move, cover or touch a suspicious item.

In addition, the public should expect congestion in the area. If you are attending the event, make a plan regarding driving, public transit, parking, and supervision of children. It is recommended that attendees wear comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.

For tips and general information about being prepared and ready at special events, read the Special Event Safety Guide before you attend.

For more information about the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, visit JuneteenthPhilly.org

Plan Ahead

Be aware of your surroundings and reference them when reporting an incident to 9-1-1, police, or medics. This will help first responders quickly identify where help is needed.

Law enforcement and medical help can be found at Emergency Services Tents located near the event stages in Malcolm X Park. Private security posts and information booths can also call for help. 

Have important phone numbers memorized. 

If you see something – say something!


Weather precautions

With potential high temperatures, there is a risk of heat-related health issues. Many heat stress or heat exhaustion issues can be avoided by taking simple precautions.

Attendees should follow all proper precautions to protect themselves and their families against the heat. All festival-goers should stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, and avoiding alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and excessive layers of clothing.

Consider the “Three L’s” Rule: light-colored, lightweight and loose-fitting. Wear garments made of natural fibers like cotton.

For more tips on how to beat the heat, visit the City’s heat guide.  


Prohibited items

Items NOT allowed inside the festival footprint

For the safety of event attendees and staff, the following items are prohibited:

  • Weapons and contraband of any kind regardless of permitting, e.g. Right-to-Carry permits will not be honored, and entry will be denied.
  • Fireworks, firecrackers, or explosives (including sparklers)
  • Open flame of any kind
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind (does not pertain to individual prescribed medication)
  • Alcohol


Lost children

Parents or guardians should report a missing child to the nearest law enforcement officer, medic, private security representative, or information booth as soon as possible.

Public safety officials will coordinate the search for missing children with the full support of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Be sure to take a photo of your child before arriving at the Juneteenth Parade & Festival. If separated, this will be very helpful for those searching for your child. It’s also recommended to have children memorize their parent’s cell phone numbers.


Lost and found

Lost items can be reported at the Emergency Services tents by the Muhammad Ali Way Stage and the Malcolm X Park Stage. Juneteenth staff can check if the item has been returned there or at other information booths.