We’re back at it again this year providing you with a comprehensive guide on all things Juneteenth. Last year was the first year that the holiday became federally celebrated. Because of that, tons more people and organizations have caught on and our South Florida community is very geared up to celebrate the freedom of African American slaves.
Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
In Miami Dade County, Juneteenth University invites you to enjoy “Freedom Week,”‘ a series of social events celebrating the historic event of Juneteenth while year-round focusing on topics such as economics, arts, and innovation hosted within various cities throughout Miami-Dade County. Celebrate liberation while focusing on building a prosperous future forward. As part of the festivities, link up with a JU House, they serve as community hubs for like-minded individuals.
BPN Miami Juneteenth Networking Mixer (June 16)
Build your professional networks and win prizes over Juneteenth trivia.
Freedom Ball (June 17)
Black Professionals Network’s Juneteenth University in collaboration with The Hungry Black Man’s Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival present, “Freedom Ball” sponsored by TradeStation.
Freedom Week continues with an all-black affair bringing together business leaders, industry executives, and professionals across the County – “liberation celebration” style
MCs: Naturi Naughton and Michael Rainey Jr., from the hit STARZ series “POWER”
Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival (June 18)
Featuring a Detroit Stage and NOLA Stage this event will also have The Hungry Black Man’s best food vendors from 6 years of eating at over 1,400 Black-owned restaurants across the United States! We have picked the best of the best. This festival will be a soulful seaside foodie village comprised of African-American cuisine from all over the United States cooking up Creole, Cajun, Vegan, BBQ, Soul Food, and even Caribbean, and African foods from chefs, cooks, and bakers.
Time: 4pm – 11pm
Location: Lummus Park: 1130 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Between 11th – 12th)
KIDS Zone (June 18)
Bring children ages 3 and up for FREE activities. Children will enjoy games, giveaways, and STEM activities with a focus on coding and gaming. Arts and crafts. Play area ad photo booth. Food and beverages provided (while supplies last).
NMB Step show and Drum line Competition (June 18)
Juneteenth University comes to life as the inaugural NPHC Step Show and Drumline Competition takes center stage! 👣🥁
It’s a show experience you won’t want to miss as @cityofnmb brings the thriving culture of Greek Life and the booming Miami-Dade bands all on one stage, competing for bragging rights and CASH prizes!
So come out to see members of #Divine9 step and stroll and your favorite’s favorite band hit the stage hosted by Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell (@unclelukereal1) and music by @djbre
Park-in & Party (June 19)
City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Reggie Leon, Councilwoman Katrina Wilson and Councilman Robert Stephens, III present the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Park-In and Party Celebration under this year’s theme, “We Are One”! The Park-In and Party is hosted by Miami Gardens’ own Comedian Marvin Dixon with music by DJ Bo Weezy.
This year’s fest will again be free and at Calder Race Track in the great City of Miami Gardens, South Florida’s epicenter of black culture. Gates open at 3:30pm.
A Sweet Butter Experience is also being offered for $50.00 per person which includes dinner, a signature drink, SWAG bag, VIP entrance, and seating.
Ready. Set. Prep! Join us Saturday, June 18th for our Juneteenth Freedom Day/ Hurricane preparedness day.
At 10am at 4440 NW 27TH Ave, Miami,Fl 33142, Juneteeth Freedom Day will be a free space for people to celebrate and get prepared for Hurricane season.
Volunteers are welcomed!!
Juneteenth and Fathers day Weekend–South Florida’s Poetry and Music Festival
Talib Kweli will be performing live and there will be poetry by Black Ice, KLove The Poet, Just Mike The Poet, Georgia Me, Bertrand Boyd, and more.
Doors open 7pm at the Dania Beach Casino. for Tickets and Tables visit https://tapme.ws/p8s2hL and for more information, call 305.927.7247.
Lift Up Your Voice and Sing (June 19)
The Miami Beach Classical Music Festival (MMF) with the support of the Ocean Drive Association, City of Miami Beach Government, and the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau will present an evening of poetry, music, and dance called Lift Up Your Voice and Sing! at 7 PM on June 19. Festival vocalists will present selections from the American SongBook curated by MMF founder and director, Michael Rossi, and with performers choosing selections from African American Spiritual traditions.
Featured Miami-based performers are Kyaunnee Richardson (Soprano) and MMF Alumni Rohan Smith (Bass). Also appearing on the program is the Peter London Global Dance Company, Poet Geoffrey Philp and jazz musician Gregory LeDon (aka The Saxophone Guy). Andre Williams, Esq, president of the Miami Gardens Chamber of Commerce, and chair of the Advocacy Council at the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, will host the program.
This event is free and open to the public – and will take place in Lummus Park between 14th Street and 14th Place as part of the Ocean Drive Association’s Promenade Concert Series.
For more information please visit: miamimusicfestival.com/juneteenth-ocean-drive
Papa Keith’s Family Fun Day Celebration (June 17)
Juneteenth Weekend Kicks Off With Family Fun Day Celebration At
Gwen Cherry Park Hosted by Papa Keith, 103.5 the Beat and Commissioner Monestime. The Event Will Coincide with a 24-Hour Miami-Dade Countywide Cease Fire to Prevent Gun Violence.
The community is invited to a free Juneteenth Family Fun day powered by radio vet, Papa Keith, 103.5 the Beat, Attorney Big Al and Miami- Dade Commissioner Jean Monestime.
The event will take place Friday June 17th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m at Gwen Cherry Park, 7090 NW 22nd Ave, Miami, Fla.
In commemoration of Juneteenth, the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami MoCAAD) is proud to launch Veo Veo, I See I See, Mwen wè Mwen wè, an interactive public art project that combines visual art, storytelling, and technology to explore the community of Overtown.
On Friday, June 17, Miami MoCAAD and the Hampton Art Lovers will co-host a Juneteenth #CreativeConversation and Celebration at the Ward Rooming House (249 NW 9th St, Miami, FL 33136). Doors open at 5:30pm; #Creative Conversation: 6pm; 7:30pm -Tour to experience Miami MoCAAD’s first interactive mural; Celebration: 7pm-9pm. You must register to attend in person, as seating is limited. Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-creativeconversation-and-celebration-at-the-ward-rooming-house-tickets-353997595337.
For more information, visit https://www.miamimocaad.org/.
The Juneteenth Experience (June 19)
Hued Songs presents The Juneteenth Experience, a multidisciplinary, immersive performance of our American Holiday, Juneteenth – past, present, and future. Celebrating Freedom, Black artists, Black culture, Black community, and Black Miami.
The performance includes a diverse cast of artists ranging from spoken word to dance and helmed by a powerful, creative team that includes: Kunya Rowley, Michelle Grant Murray, Darius Daughtry, Eric Nelson, Melissa Cobblah Gutierrez, Wilkie Ferguson III, Joseph Cloud
This performance is made possible with support from The Knight Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Miami-Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.
Black Genius in Flight Juneteenth Event (June 18)
BGIF celebrate African-American students in Aviation with a stellar evening of Live Music, Food, Crafted Cocktails, and Scholarship Awards. This event will take attendees on a red-carpet journey through the five senses of live entertainment excellence; with opulent staging and décor, epic performances, and tantalizing cuisine.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to our community partner, Community Based Connections, Inc., and our academic partner, Emil Buehler Aviation Institute at Broward College, to provide financial support, for students of African descent in the professional pilot program.
All food and crafted cocktails are included in the ticket price and credentials are required for entry into the Celebration Experiences and Concert. Doors open at 7:00PM. Parking is free and guests are encouraged to wear African chic attire.
Black Luxury Gala (June 18)
Black Luxury Group-a private wealth management network for minority owned business owners-cordially invites you to Black Luxury Gala, an event in celebration of African American leaders across South Florida in honor of Juneteenth.
The Black Luxury Gala celebrates the life of ambitious business owners who have led the way to fighting social causes and eradicating racial issues in their communities.
The night will feature several dynamic keynote speakers including marketing guru, Jessica Williams of South Promo, author and former NFL player Major Wright, and other notable names across South Florida. Black Luxury Honors will also see the official debut of Black Luxury Group membership to South Florida residents.
The Black Luxury Gala event will be hosted on Saturday June 18, 2022 at the Courtyard Marriott, 721 N Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.
Black Art Brunch (June 19)
Guest that attend the Black Art Brunch will enjoy an afternoon of music, artworks by local Black Artist, live performances, and much more!
Tickets to the Black Art Brunch range between $25 – $50. Proceeds benefit Noir Infusion Arts Projects exhibitions, events, and culture-based education programs and enable the preservation and development works for artist. Guest will enjoy an afternoon of music, artworks by local Black Artist, live performances, and great raffle prizes!
Must be 21 years old to attend.
Celebrating Freedom Juneteenth Event (June 18)
This year’s event will consist of our keynote speaker in Mr. J. S. Rashid from the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board, as well as live jazz music from the great Michael E. Kennedy.
This event, on Saturday, June 18th at 4PM, will be in celebration of liberty.
The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center presents The Making of the African American: From Africa to Juneteenth, Part II in the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s Juneteenth Discussion Series. The Discussion will be held in the Center’s Wendell A. Narcisse Performing Arts Theater on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 7p.m. Join us for an interactive, visual conversation and Q&A with former Mayor of the City of Opa-Locka, Matthew A. Pigatt.
This lesson details how the interaction between Europe and Africa gave birth to America. From the creation of the thirteen colonies to the development of capitalism, the American Revolution, and the constitution, all have their roots in the engagement, plunder, and enslavement of Africa and its’ people.
Part I of the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center’s Juneteenth Discussion Series can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh0AkeDlYuw
JUNETEENTH: Homecoming Dinner at the MUCE CAMPUS (June 18th)
Celebrate Juneteenth Weekend with MUCE on June 18 at 7PM until 11PM. This HOMECOMING celebration invites community to participate in a commemoration to our ancestors and a promise to our future.
Dinner will be served under the stars and is catered by Reed’s. Enjoy an evening of art & performances at the final event happening it the MUCE CAMPUS. That’s right, we’ll be moving in the fall, so its oh-so-fitting to celebrate the last 4 years in our home! The art gallery will be open for viewing with performances by:
Bongo Bluez, Arnitris Williams, Ashlee Thomas, Only Le’Adonis, Ricky Danco and E.L.E.M.E.N.T.S the Brand. This event is free to the public and happens on Saturday, June 18th, from 7pm – 11pm at the MUCE Campus: 246 NW 54th Street, Ample Free street parking. If you want to enjoy Dinner with the performances, Dining tix: $40
Event starts: 7pm | Dinner: 7:30pm | Performances begins: 8:00pm
Join the City of Tamarac’s Vice Mayor for Juneteenth Father day Basketball Tournament. Hosted by Vice Mayor Mike Gelin. Open to the public with a Tamarac hosted concert in the park.
SPONSORED BY: The Cork and Barrel and Many More
Black Theatre Fringe Festival of South Florida (June 16-19)
Black Theater Fringe Festival of South Florida features 4 full days of original theatrical works, and master classes featuring local Playwrights, actors, director, and Teaching Artist from the Diaspora. Bring the whole family to celebrate with us! Don\’t miss one of the regions only FREE Juneteenth street Festivals on Saturday, June 18th! All are welcome.
Liberia Sankofa Cultural Center
2254 Douglas Street, Hollywood, FL 33020
Juneteenth Celebration — Coral Springs (June 18)
The City of Coral Springs will host an in-person celebration in honor of Juneteenth, Freedom Day; a day that symbolizes the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. The celebration will include messages of hope from community leaders, musical and step performances and a historic perspective about the significance of Juneteenth.
- Dj Jazzy Jeff
- Remix Band
- Step Performance
- Hip Hop Performance
- Crunly Churros
- Chewy Suz
- Kona Ice
- Dough Dough Donuts
- Granny B’s
- Heart & Soul
- J&J Soul
- The Mac Bowl
- Off the Bone
- PoPo’s Seafood
- Taco Negro
Specialty drinks will be available for purchase
- Game area sponsored by the Miami Dolphins
- Amazon Lounge
More Event Details
- Parking is free
- Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs
21st Annual Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival: A Juneteenth Celebration (June 18) at Northwest Library
Celebrate Juneteenth and and kick off the Library’s Summer Learning Program with the 21st Annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival at Northwest Library, held 11AM to 5PM on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at Apollo Park, which is adjacent to the Northwest Branch Library, located at 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060.
This day of free family fun, live entertainment, art and history includes performances, activities, exhibits and the legendary pie-tasting contest to crown the community’s best sweet potato pie maker. From children’s fun to great music and food, the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival offers a good time for all ages. Festival highlights include: The Gary Palmer Band, Gospel Artists, Civil War re-enactors, Delt the DJ, storyteller Beverly Jones, Ashanti Cultural Arts Performers, dancing, hoola-hoop contest, multiple raffles and Delicious food vendors.
There will be historic fun with Rhonda B. Walker’s Old Fashioned Games: hoola hoop contest, tug-of-war, watermelon eating contest, sack races, foot races, and more, to honor the memory of Rhonda B. Walker, founder of the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival in 1999 and Northwest Branch Library “Manager of Excellence” for many years.
Children, teens and adults can also register for the 2022 Library Summer Learning Program and find out about an action-packed summer of free fun. There will be a sign-up table for library cards and the Broward Supervisor of Elections will have a voter registration table on site and the Blood Donation Bus will be there as well; customers are encouraged to bring ID.
Positive songs and tales of African culture and art are offered with a joyful fusion of African rhythms, jazz, funk, and pop. Julius Sanna & Positively Africa invite us to join them in a celebration of the African journey of freedom and her contributions to the world.
Julius Sanna is a Tanzanian born, Kenyan raised, American influenced musician, minister, and motivational speaker. Along with his wife Julia, they created the Positively Africa band whose mission is to spread the positive message and highlight the beauty of the African continent. His music is a dynamic blend of African rhythms, jazz, funk, and pop. His spiritual acuity guides his musical message of hope and love for all people.
He has performed at the Diversity Festival in Delray Beach, Nova Southeastern University and the Arts Garage.
He believes cultural diversity is a strength of our communities and music is a powerful way to achieve that goal.
Come out and celebrate our freedom day! This is a FREE kid friendly and family event!! We will have over 10 vendors to shop with showing their hand crafted work from kids to adults! There will be a fashion show Attached to the event showing off black owned clothing and accessories line. As we know musics and dance is part of our culture so we will be having a talent show for anyone that is interested to show off their talent. There will be food and drinks available as well. Don’t miss out on greatness!! SHOW UP, AND SUPPORT OUR CULTURE AND FREEDOM ON THIS DAY!!