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5 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in Metro Detroit

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth (short for June Nineteenth) is dedicated to observing the end of slavery in the United States. Celebrate this historic day with these events around Metro Detroit

By Kaitlyn Luckoff

Featured photo via thewright.org

June 18

Movie Night: Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend 2021

Black cowboys on horsesPhoto via thewright.org

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

7:00 -10:00 pm

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is kicking off its Juneteenth celebrations by hosting a free screening of the film “Concrete Cowboy,”  a newly released film following the story of a rebellious teen in a town of Black cowboys. (Note: This movie is rated R). The event is scheduled to take place at Campus Martius Park. Visit the museum’s website for more details.

June 19

Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll

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19954 Livernois Ave, Detroit

12:00 – 6:00 pm

Set to take place along the Livernois Avenue of Fashion, the Juneteenth Jubilee Stroll will feature Black-owned businesses, live musical performances, shopping, educational presentations, food, and much more! General admission tickets are free and VIP tickets start at $15. All proceeds from the event will benefit Juneteenth Jubilee Detroit’s educational initiatives and Black-owned organizations, like Black Young Professionals of Metro Detroit.

Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration

360 W 13 Mile Rd, Madison Heights

12:00 – 5:00 pm

Madison Heights is hosting its first-ever Juneteenth celebration at Civic Center Park. This all-day event will be packed with guest speakers, kids’ activities, food trucks and local vendors. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Juneteenth Celebration in Ferndale

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222 E 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale

1:00 – 5:00 pm

The City of Ferndale is throwing a Juneteenth celebration filled with fun for the whole family! From a performance by the Motown Dream Team Dancers to poetry readings from Ferndale Public Schools students, the event’s schedule is jam-packed with live entertainment. The party is free to attend and will be set up in the Ferndale Area District Library courtyard.

Detroit Black Wall Street Juneteenth Celebration

21380 Coolidge Highway, Oak Park

1:45 – 6:00 pm

Detroit Black Wall Street is celebrating Juneteenth and Father’s Day with a pop-up shopping event at DLoft Lounge in Oak Park. Attendees can shop from local vendors while enjoying refreshments and a lineup of special performances.

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