From 11 am to 6 pm, enjoy great live music, dance, DJs and other entertainment at the park, along with youth activities, a historical sharing area, and merchandise and food for purchase. Event details, a stage schedule and volunteer opportunities are available at www.minneapolisparks.org/juneteenth.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and the Juneteenth Legacy Committee host this day-long, community-led celebration. Bethune Park is the site of the first Freedom Day celebration in Minneapolis, led by two of its original founders, Michael Chaney and Spike Moss.
The 2019 Juneteenth Stage:
Music from Christopher Williams, MAXX Band, Blvck Madonna, 4 Play, Niles, Mac Turner, Nuny Da Gypsy, SoloStar and Swagg Movement / Xross
The Art of Dance Studio, Mt. Vernon Choir, New Salem Choir, Harrison Park Dance Group and DJ performers
Storytelling, history, poetry and more
Bounce house, bike rodeo (kids should bring their bikes and helmets), Pop-up Park offerings and much more.
More than 50 vendors:
Including food stands offering jerk chicken, rib tips, walking tacos, fish, chicken, hot dogs and ice cream.
Don’t miss this family-friendly celebration!
Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It is one of two freedom celebrations held throughout the United States; the Fourth of July is the other.
Event Organizers and Sponsors
The event organizers include the Juneteenth Celebrating Freedom Day Legacy Committee, Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Phyllis Wheatley Community Center and People of Color Union Members (P.O.C.U.M.).
Thank you to all Juneteenth sponsors, including the Program and Supporting Sponsors: