3 Juneteenth celebrations in Montgomery coming this weekend

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Montgomery is ready to celebrate Juneteenth! Photo courtesy of Troy University.

Juneteenth was just declared a federal holiday, and this weekend the city of Montgomery is joining the celebrations. Here are a few of the spots you can look forward to visiting this coming weekend.

1. Rosa Parks Museum’s Block Party

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Rosa Parks Museum’s promotional poster. Photo courtesy of Rosa Park Museum Facebook.

The Rosa Park’s Museum is happy to hold their annual block party this year.  It will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in downtown Montgomery in the 200 block of Montgomery Street.

The event is free and open to the public. There’ll be food, vendors, live music, and tours of the museum.

To see more information about the event, visit the Rosa Park’s Museum Facebook page for the event.

2. City of Montgomery’s Juneteenth Block Party

Montgomery'S Block Party For Juneteenth Promotional Poster.
The city of Montgomery is ready to celebrate! Photo courtesy of Visiting Montgomery website.

Hosting their annual Juneteenth Celebration, the city of Montgomery is holding a block party at Club Diamond from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Saturday.

This event is also open to the public and will have vendors, food trucks, music, and more. It’s family friendly too!

For more information, visit this link.

  • Address: 5050 Narrow Lane Rd Montgomery, AL 36116

3. Juneteenth at the MMFA

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Shout Hallelujah is this year’s Juneteenth celebration at MMFA. Photo courtesy of MMFA website.

The Art Museum this year is holding a celebration centered on “culture, creativity, and community” from 9:00 am to 2pm on Saturday. Though part of the event was originally supposed to be held in Blount Cultural Park, the MMFA has moved the event indoors so that all visitors can celebrate African American artistic traditions in music, sculptures and arts as far back as the 1890s.

For those not comfortable attending in person, performance will be live-streamed on the MMFA’s Facebook page.

Check out events for Juneteenth in Birmingham here.

What are you doing to celebrate Juneteenth this year? Tag us @thebamabuzz to let us know!

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