Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks the historic day in 1865 when the last enslaved people in the United States were informed of their freedom, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Since that time, June 19th has become a significant cultural and historical milestone, honoring the end of slavery and celebrating African American freedom and achievements.

Although slavery has been abolished for more than 150 years, the Black community continues to experience challenges including marginalization and systemic inequities. As we reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future, we invite you to support and attend local Juneteenth events around the Triangle:

Wednesday, June 12

  • Juneteenth Jubilee at Chavis Park
    • A Chavis Juneteenth Celebration
      • 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. | FREE | John Chavis Memorial Park, Raleigh
    • Fun Fitness in the Park
      • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | FREE | John Chavis Memorial Park, Raleigh

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

Sunday, June 16

Monday, June 17

Tuesday, June 18

Wednesday, June 19

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Saturday, June 22

Sunday, June 23