Juneteenth Events In and Around Oakland County

Juneteenth (Freedom Day) June 19

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, marks the anniversary of the day in 1865 when news of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas – nearly two years after the proclamation had been issued. The holiday is a celebration of the freedom and liberation of the last of the enslaved people in the United States.

In commemoration of the 158th anniversary of Juneteenth, here is a list of events in and around Oakland County:


June 15-17: Juneteenth Community Celebration and Liberty Fest


June 12-20: Juneteenth at Wayne State
June 16-18: Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
June 17: Juneteenth Community Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m.
June 17: Juneteenth Freedom at 1 p.m.
June 17-19: Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
June 18-19: Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend

Farmington and Farmington Hills

June 2-29: Juneteenth Film Festival
June 15-19: Farmington Area Juneteenth Celebration


June 19: Juneteenth Creation of Freedom at 7 p.m.

Madison Heights

June 16: Juneteenth Flag Raising at 9 a.m.
June 17: Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration at 12 p.m.

Oak Park

June 14: Juneteenth Flag Raising at 6 p.m.
June 18: Juneteenth Community Cookout & Parade at 11 a.m.


June 14: Juneteenth Celebration Honoring the Memory of Elizabeth D. Forth at 11 a.m.
June 17: Juneteenth Freedom Day Event at 12 p.m.

Royal Oak

June 2-29: Juneteenth Film Festival
June 19: Juneteenth Celebration at 3 p.m.
June 15: Juneteenth Freedom Strive at 4 p.m.


June 12-21: Southfield Juneteenth Celebration
June 17: Juneteenth Family Reunion at 12 p.m.

West Bloomfield

June 17: Juneteenth in the WB at 10 a.m.

Do you know of any other Juneteenth events taking place in the Oakland County area? Let us know about them; contact us at socialmedia@oakgov.com.

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