City of Philadelphia commemorates Juneteenth 2021
Commemorating Juneteenth—an annual holiday observing the end of slavery in the U.S—with festivities, events, and programs.
Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of the end of slavery reached Galveston, TX, one of the deepest parts of the Confederacy.
Juneteenth has been commemorated and celebrated for over 150 years by communities across the country and is deep-rooted in Philadelphia tradition. For the second time, Juneteenth is recognized as an official City of Philadelphia holiday this year. Join us for festivities, events, and programs throughout the week.
Join us for a flag raising and press conference commemorating Juneteenth.
This celebratory lunchtime event will feature a multi-genre percussion ensemble, as well as poetry, storytelling, and other musical performances.
Join the Office of Black Male Engagement for the 3rd Annual Brothas Stroll Health Walk and Community Day to bring Black males, their families, and community together. There will be games, music, and more.
Join the Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival as they march to make Juneteenth a national holiday. The event starts at 9:30 a.m.
Join us for a FREE library party in celebration of Juneteenth 11-3 on Thursday, June 17th!
The event will be in our courtyard. Join us for food, giveaways, music, and art-making. Enjoy food, fun, and a celebration of black liberation and black life! Create art and express yourself in community! Share stories, make memories, lift up our history. Learn more about this event. View more Free Library of Philadelphia Juneteenth events.
The Philadelphia Juneteenth Family is lighting up the Philadelphia skyline red, black and green from Sunday, June 13 through Saturday, June 19. The days most buildings will be lit will be June 17 – 19.
Below is a list of locales whereyou can see the Juneteenth Lights from June 13-19: Philadelphia’s Boat House Row