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Juneteenth events happening around the Triad

Juneteenth is observed on June 19

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Juneteenth, short for June Nineteenth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It's also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. 

Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African-American holiday. It officially became a federal holiday on June 17 and is now observed on June 19. 

Here's a list of what is happening in the Triad in honor of Juneteenth:

Burlington's Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Friday, June 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

North Park 

The event is free. 

There will be live music, kids' activities, and giveaways from local, Black-owned businesses. 

Music will be provided by Rodney Milton of RMJ Movement with live performances from Balanced Composition Performing Arts, Jae Emanuel, LaMoves Afro-Blendz, and North Park's Soul Line Dancing group. 

Bridge of Unity Second Annual Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

257 Standard Street in Elkin, NC 

The event is free. 

There will be over 40 vendors, food trucks, a BBQ cook-off, and live music provided by Retro Punkz from New Orleans. 

Juneteenth Celebration in Kernersville

Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

152 S. Main Street 

The event is free. 

There will be local church choir groups, guest speakers, and free lunch to the first 500 guests. 

Juneteenth Vendor Market

Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Bethel AME Church 

Tickets are available, here.

Juneteenth Pop Up Event

Saturday, June 18 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Momentum Venue

Tickets are available, here.

Juneteenth Black Food Truck Festival: Family Reunion Edition

Saturday, June 18 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

LeBauer Park @ Downtown Greensboro Parks, Inc. 

Support Black owned, local, and food trucks.

Juneteenth Gospel Superfest: Interfaith Celebration

Sunday, June 19 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Barber Park 

Black Pearls Jam

Sunday, June 19 at 6 p.m. 

The Continental Club

The first annual Black Pearls Jam is a celebration to commemorate Juneteenth. 

The Black Pearls Society is a sisterhood created to nurture, train, and sustain the culture of the strong Black woman in generations of women of all ages. 

This is an intimate R&B experience inclusive of both local and international artists such as four-time Grammy nominee, Eric Benet, and the legendary, FutureBandDC. 

This is an outdoor event, rain or shine. Food trucks will be available, as well as a cash bar.

More information can be found, here

Triad Cultural Arts Juneteenth Festival Winston-Salem

The 2022 Triad Cultural Arts Juneteenth Festival will be a hybrid event, held both in-person and online. The in-person event will take place at Innovation Quarter, Biotech Place in Winston-Salem from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Bailey Park from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The event will include guest speakers, music, food trucks, merchandise vendors, COVID-19 vaccines and more! 

Parts of the festival will also be available to experience virtually on the Triad Cultural Arts Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Visit the Triad Cultural Arts website to learn more. 

Juneteenth: A Day of Celebration and Remembrance Online

Join the City of Greensboro for a day of virtual programming celebrating Black freedom and history in the Triad. 

Visit this website for a complete schedule and click here for details about the virtual events! 

Do you know any other events happening in the Triad? Email us at webteam@wfmy.com.


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