15 ways to celebrate Juneteenth across Alabama

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Alabama. (Unsplash)

Juneteenth, now in its third year as a federal holiday, commemorates the end of slavery in the US. There are several events taking place across the state to celebrate the day, either on June 17 or on various dates throughout the month. Read on to plan ahead for these events.

1. Juneteenth: From Freedom to Liberation | Mobile | June 15 + June 19

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(City of Mobile)

The City of Mobile is hosting a series of events, including a speaker and panel on Thursday, June 15 and a celebratory performance on Monday, June 19.

2. City of Montgomery Juneteenth Event | Montgomery | June 17

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Enjoy an evening full of family-friendly entertainment, food trucks, vendors, a kids zone, educational presentations and cultural art exhibits. Plus, there will be music entertainment by 2nd Coming.

3. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Juneteenth | Montgomery | June 17

The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is hosting a day full of art-making, celebration and meaningful exhibits. There’ll be a Second Line-style processional parade (participation encouraged!), art-making activities, live music and even free snacks and strawberry lemonade on a first come, first serve basis.

4. Juneteenth at The Camp | Huntsville | June 17

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(The Camp)

Mark your calendars for a free family friendly Juneteenth celebration at The Camp. It’ll be pet friendly with no cover charge, more details to come soon.

5. Cultural Fest | Birmingham | June 17

The Crescent Cultural Community Center is hosting a street market with art, food and plenty of fun. There’ll also be a concert and lively after party following the market.

6. Juneteenth, Freedom Day | Montgomery | June 17

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(Troy University)

Join Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in their 8th annual Juneteenth celebration. The free event includes local food, merchandise and informational vendors, live music, kids’ area and complimentary tours of the Rosa Parks Museum and Children’s Wing.

7. Juneteenth at Orion Amphitheater | Huntsville | June 17

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Support local Black-owned businesses, farmers and food trucks, listen and learn the rich history of Juneteenth from Huntsville Revisited Orators, enjoy live performances in the dome and much more at The Orion Amphitheater. The Artist Meadow Kids Zone will be full of bounce houses, bubbles, yard games and more.

8. The 2nd Annual Juneteenth Festival | Gardendale | June 17

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(Balancing & Overcoming Life Adversities)

Commemorate history with live artists, food trucks and more at the 2nd Annual Balancing & Overcoming Life Adversities Juneteenth Festival.

9. Friday Night Live Juneteenth Celebration | Irondale | June 17

Eat amazing soul food, listen to local singer Abraham The Voice and celebrate Juneteenth at Friday Night Live at Ruth’s Place.

10. Autauga County Juneteenth Celebration | Prattville | June 17

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Autauga County at this day‑long celebration featuring powerful contributions, a parade, live music, storytelling, activities for kids & family, vendors, food and a Chain Breaking Ceremony.

11. Greater Valley Juneteenth Festival | Lanett | June 17

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(Greater Valley Juneteenth Festival)

A festival full of fun, commemoration, local vendors, food, activities and more.

12. Black Wall Street Alabama Juneteenth | Tuscumbia | June 17

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Black Wall Street Alabama is hosting a Juneteenth event with activities, performances, good food and vendors at The Willie Green Recreational Center.

13. Juneteenth Freedom Celebration | Birmingham | June 18

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(Lifting As We Climb Foundation)

This family friendly celebration will be one for the books with live entertainment, including American Idol finalist Dominique Posey, a firework display, activities, delicious food, vendors, educational opportunities and more.

14. Juneteenth in The Magic City Celebration | Birmingham | June 18

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Grab the whole crew for a magical Juneteenth celebration with culture, food trucks, music, live entertainment and a fireworks show. The celebrity featured artist is RO James.

15. 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom | Selma | June 19

Head to the future home of Foot Soldiers Park to celebrate Juneteenth with food, entertainment and a special kids zone.

Looking for more ways to celebrate Juneteenth? Here are events in Birmingham and Huntsville.

How are you celebrating Juneteenth in Alabama? Tag us @thebamabuzz and let us know!

Gabby Gervais
Gabby Gervais
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