Saturday, June 15
The Juneteenth Family Grand Parade and Unity Fest
Location: 15th Street and JFK Parkway (start of parade), Penn’s Landing
Time: Noon (Parade), 2-8 p.m. (Festival)
The parade will have 3,000 parade participants with 17 musical floats, marching bands, drill teams, Divine 9, Tuskegee Airman, Caribbean Carnival, NAACP and more. Entertainment will include Barbara Walker, Universal African Drum and Dance Ensemble, Kule Mele and the Stylistics Review. There will also be plenty of activities for children. Visit juneteenthphilly.org.
The Philadelphia Juneteenth Celebration at Johnson House
Location: Germantown Avenue and Washington Lane
Time: Noon-7 p.m.
Features all-day family-oriented activities, panel discussions on social issues, historical reenactments, films, food trucks, performance arts, exhibits, vendor marketplace, children’s village, resource tables, beer garden and guided tours.
Cliveden Historic Germantown Juneteenth Celebration
Location: 98 E. Cliveden St.
Time: Noon and 3 p.m.
Features the lives of the indentured and enslaved workers for the Chew family from the 1760s through the 1860s. Tickets are necessary for the event. Call (215) 848-1777.
Juneteenth Taste of African Heritage
Location: 124 S. 52nd St.
Time: 2 p.m.
The Lucien E. Blackwell Library celebrate Juneteenth with a Taste of African Heritage. The event will celebrate healthy food traditions of the African Diaspora. Registration is required. Call Chalise Saunders at (267) 658-4148.
Monday, June 17
The Forgotten Schoolhouse: An Original Song and Poetry Tribute to Honor Black Civil Rights Leaders in Education
Location: 1901 Vine St. (Montgomery Auditorium)
Time: 7 p.m.
The Forgotten Schoolhouse is a new stirring concert tribute to civil rights leaders in education featuring powerful original songs and poetry by Cynthia Cozette Lee & Hazel Ann Lee, the award-winning sister songwriting team. The event will honor great educators and civil rights leaders, such as Mary McLeod Bethune, George Washington Carver, W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. Call (215) 686-5316 or (215) 686-5322.
Wednesday, June 19
Freedom Theatre Inaugural Juneteenth Festival
Location: Freedom Theatre, 128 N. Broad St.
Time: 7 p.m.
Award-winning songwriter singer composer and actor, Karl (Dice Raw) Jenkins presents his tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the songstress Nina Simone who performed with her band three days after King’s assassination in a moving tribute to King. Featuring Harlesha Congo. Tickets are necessary for the event. Call (888) 802-8998 or visit freedomtheatre.org.
Charles L. Blockson: Black Genealogy
Location: Sullivan Hall, 1330 Polett Walk, First floor
Time: 2 p.m.
The Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection at Temple University Libraries presents a Juneteenth Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Still Family Reunion and commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first documented arrival of captive Africans to the English North American colony of Virginia in 1619.
Location: African American Museum of Philadelphia (AAMP)
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This event will include a variety of activities throughout the day including a Juneteenth flag-making activity, a guided tour of AAMP exhibitions, reenactments and drum and dance performances. Call (215) 574-0380.
Independence Seaport Museum Juneteenth Celebration
Location: 211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Time: 3-5 p.m.
This event will feature storyteller and drummer Robert Kenyatta along with a special performance by the Belmont Charter School Choir and poet, photographer and publisher Lamont B. Steptoe. Call (215) 413-8655.
Thursday, June 20
Juneteenth Freedom Seminar
Location: 1314 Locust St.
Time: 6-8 p.m.
The Library Company of Philadelphia presents its Juneteenth Freedom Seminar. This year’s special guest will be award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author Ibram X. Kendi. Registration is required for this event. Call Clarissa Lowry at (215) 546-3181.
Friday, June 21
Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Juneteenth Celebration
Location: 2800 W. Cheltenham Ave.
Time 6 p.m.
The event will include an interactive skit. Afterwards attendees can participate in head wrapping, learn African drumming and dancing, and shop with vendors. Call (215) 276-7200.
Saturday, June 22
Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Music Festival
Location: Malcolm X Park
Time: 1-7 p.m.
The parade route will start at 52nd and Jefferson streets and move south on 52nd Street ending with a music festival at Malcolm X Park, 52nd and Pine streets. Visit juneteenthphilly.org.
Juneteenth Freedom Day Family Festival
Location: Please Touch Museum
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate Juneteenth at the Please Touch Museum: Explore this important day in history through stories and movement. The event will include a step dance performance, an art activity themed around the shapes and colors of quilts, a freedom story time, an interactive drum circle and more. Free with admission. Call (215) 581-3181.
The Conscious City Presents: The Black Power Event in Celebration of Juneteenth
Location: 2930 Jasper St.
Time: 7-10 p.m.
The event will feature musical performances, networking and a pop-up shop.
Sunday, June 23
NGOMA: 18th Annual Tribute to the Drum in Honor of our Ancestors
Location: Stenton Park
Time: Noon-7 p.m.
Enjoy a beautiful time in the park enjoying African and African American culture. The event will include African drumming, dancing, spoken word, and a marketplace. There will also be activities for children. Attendees can bring chairs, blankets, and instruments. Call (215) 385-0214.