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 157th anniversary of Juneteenth, here is a list of events in and around Oakland County:


June 16-18: Juneteenth Community Celebration and Liberty Fest


June 18: Dearborn Juneteenth Mobility Stroll and Roll Parade
June 19: Dearborn Heights Juneteenth Festival


June 11-19: Juneteenth Detroit Festival 
June 13-16: Juneteenth at Wayne State
June 17-19: Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
June 18-19: Juneteenth Jubilee Freedom Weekend
June 18: Juneteenth Community Pancake Breakfast
June 18: Juneteenth Celebration Community Give Back Party
June 19: Juneteenth Freedom Fest
June 19: Juneteenth/Father’s Day Trilogy Celebration
June 19: Block Party Juneteenth
June 19: The D Loft Juneteenth Celebration
June 19: Juneteenth Freedom
June 19: Juneteenth: Fiber, Art and Culture
June 19: Juneteenth Father’s Day Celebration

Farmington and Farmington Hills

June 3-30: Juneteenth Film Festival
June 17-19: Farmington Area Juneteenth Celebration


June 18: Ferndale/Hazel Park Juneteenth Celebration
June 19: Juneteenth Date Night

Hazel Park

June 18: Ferndale/Hazel Park Juneteenth Celebration

Highland Park

June 18: Juneteenth Family Health & Fun Day


June 18: Weslyn Bennett Foundation Juneteenth Celebration

Madison Heights

June 18: Madison Heights Juneteenth Celebration

Oak Park

June 19: Juneteenth Celebration


June 18: Juneteenth Street Festival
June 19: Juneteenth Parade


June 18: 3rd Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration

Royal Oak

June 3-30: Juneteenth Film Festival
June 15: Juneteenth Roundtable Discussion
June 19: Juneteenth Celebration


June 15-22: Southfield Juneteenth Celebration
June 18: Juneteenth Family Reunion
June 19: My Black is Power Juneteenth Pop-up

West Bloomfield

June 18: Juneteenth In The WB

Virtual Program

June 16: Preserving MI Harvest – Celebrating Juneteenth: African-American Cuisine

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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