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Juneteenth Events 2023

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day within the Black community, is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This marks the date Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to inform people who were enslaved of their freedom.

Recognize and learn this Juneteenth during one of these events. These celebrations take place near several of our senior living communities.



June 17 from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Malcom X Outside Event Plaza

This cultural and historical celebration event features education, entertainment, and resources! The festival’s mission is to educate, empower, and entertain the Omaha, Nebraska community about North Omaha culture while bringing awareness to local, social, and business resources.

June 17 from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

24th and Ohio St.

Juneteenth Joy Fest is a Black arts and culture festival to honor the history of Black heritage.


Las Vegas

June 17 from 4-9 p.m.

435 S Grand Central Parkway

Enjoy R&B bands and local artists in honor of Juneteenth!

New Mexico

Rio Rancho

June 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Campus Park at City Center

Enjoy activities, food, live music, then conclude this Juneteenth celebration with the movie 42 showing at dusk.



June 17-19

Drake Park

Celebrate Juneteenth with this family-friendly event featuring entertainment, music, food, educational exhibits, and more. The three-day event concludes with Juneteenth Movie Night tentatively held at Alpineglow Park. Visit the event website for all details.


June 18 from 12-7 p.m.

Alton Baker Park

Commemorate freedom through music, dance, and more! Visit the event website for the entertainment lineup!


June 17 from 12-6:30 p.m.

Jerry Willey Plaza

This Juneteenth celebration includes food, music, speakers, and Black-owned business vendors.


June 17-18

Parade: June 17 at 11 a.m.

Festival: June 17 from 12-7 p.m. and June 18 from 12-6 p.m.

Lillis-Albina Park

Enjoy two days of celebration, including live music, food vendors, kids area, and more!

June 17 at 7 p.m.

Portland Expo Center

Get ready to buckle up and have the time of your life at the 8 Seconds Juneteenth Rodeo in Portland, Oregon! This electrifying event is a blend of thrilling rodeo action, live musical acts, and gut-busting comedy.

June 19 from 12-6 p.m.

Peninsula Park

Celebrate literacy and liberation at the Freadom Festival! This event features a community book swap, book drive, author talks with local Black authors, giveaways, and more.


June 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1313 Mill St.

Join the Willamette Heritage Center and Oregon Black Pioneers for a community walk following in the footsteps of families or individuals whose lives were impacted by slavery and emancipation.


June 17 from 12-3 p.m.

Town Center Park

Enjoy a keynote speech by Pamela Slaughter, Executive Director of PDX People of Color Outdoors, which offers time to celebrate and reflect upon emancipation day. Spend the afternoon celebrating Juneteeth with live music by DJ Bryson Wallace provides music, activities, giveaways, and more.


From June 2-26, the Project Success Coalition is hosting Juneteenth events across Utah. Get the full schedule on the event website to find a location near you!

Cities include Ogden, Salt Lake City, and more.

St. George

June 19 from 6-8 p.m.

Highland Park

Celebrate Freedom for All as St. George locals recognize Juneteenth. Enjoy a potluck (meat provided) and entertainment.



June 17

Juneteenth Car Caravan: 11 a.m.

Barbecue: 12-3 p.m.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park

Celebrate Black American culture, hear Yakima family histories, and give homage to the Juneteenth holiday! Take a caravan route down Yakima Avenue to MLK Jr. Park, then enjoy a barbecue party, live music, and more.

Follow Arete Living on social media to see how we’re recognizing Juneteenth.

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