Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Location: Chatham-Avalon Church-Christ 8601 S State St, Chicago, IL 60619 Cost: FREE Description: We are bringing residents, thought leaders and activists together in the Chatham community of Chicago to talk about Reparations for African descendants of chattel slavery.
Military Honors - VIP Reception
Dates: Friday, June 16 2023 Time: 3: 00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Gold Dome, 100 N. Central Park, Chicago IL 60624, Cost: FREE & exclusively for Military veterans Description: The 6th Annual Juneteenth Military Honors- VIP Reception is hosted by the 1865 Coalition in honor of Black U.S. veterans and those black men and black women who currently serve in the armed forces. This special Juneteenth Flag Raising ceremony is a small token of recognition and honor of #BlackSoilders. We value their sacrifice and the role they played in "spreading the word" of emancipation (freedom) from slavery in "1865". This is a significant part of history that we should be proud of and continue to embrace as part of Black Culture and our contribution to building this nation called America. MUST RVSP TO ATTEND
Juneteenth Wellness 5K Walk/Run
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Garfield Park 138 S Hamlin Cost: FREE Description: This year because we stand by our mission, we’ve made this race accessible to everybody, yes you. It’s FREE!
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Location: Columbus Park Chicago Park District (northwest grove at Austin & Adams) Cost: FREE Description: Join us as we commemorate "Freedom Day," celebrating Juneteenth! Come learn as Historians share accounts of what really occurred during the Emancipation. While you are at it, enjoy great food, music and fun! For youth, families and seniors!
Dates: Friday, June 16 2023 (VIP Military Honors Event) Saturday, June 17, 2023 Sunday, June 18, 2023 Time: 12:00 AM - 8:00 PM (on Sat. & Sun) Location: Garfield Park, Music Court Circle. 3600 W. Madison, Chicago, IL 60624 (Garfield Park) Cost: FREE Description: The 1865 Fest is a Juneteenth event located in Garfield Park. The three-day event includes a military honors VIP reception for black military and Night Light Football Game on Friday. Saturday and Sunday includes cultural and family activities, entertainment and educational learning.
Back To Black Showcase
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Location: 700 E Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, IL, Cost: See registration link for more info Description: Back To Black Showcase is A showcase that combines all art forms to educate black people about our history! The history that isn’t taught in school! Back to Black showcase is a showcase to celebrate, value, and understand what it means to be black.
Bronzeville’s 2023 Juneteenth Celebration | Strengthening the Roots
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Absolutely Anything Essential | 3521 S. King Drive | Chicago, IL. 60653 Cost: FREE Description: This village themed family friendly celebration will offer live entertainment for both adults and youth alike. This event will safely celebrate the significance of keeping the memory of the price of freedom in the forefront of our minds.
South Shore Community Funday - Juneteenth Celebration
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023 Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: 2308 E 79th (South Shore Hospital Parking lot, 79th and Crandon) Description: Commemorating Freedom Day, we celebrate the end of slavery in America by gathering neighbors, supporting Black business and increasing our connection to one another. Of course there are good things to eat and Red pop!! ALL are welcome!
Juneteenth Village Fest
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023 Time: 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Douglass Park, 1401 S Sacramento Dr, Chicago, IL 60623 Description: ITAVs' Village Fest is FREE, June 18 at Douglass Park from 12-8 pm, performances by Angie Stone, Talib Kweli, Marsha Ambrosius, Kindred and the Family Soul, and BJ The Chicago, local performers, vendors, community organizations, and carnival rides.
Juneteenth BBQ & Block Party
Date: Monday, June 19, 2023 Time: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Location: The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center, 740 East 56th Place, Chicago, IL 60637 (corner of Cottage Grove Avenue & 57th Street) Description: Come out for bbq and block party at the DuSable with a sound stage, children’s activities, vendors, food and more.
Paint The Hood Orange In Pullman; Annual Community ReCommitment Celebration
Date: Monday, June 19, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Location: A Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, 10406 S Maryland Ave, Chicago, IL 60628 Description: Neighborhood Parade, Play Street Block Party, Chi Ball Y League youth basketball Championship.