The annual National Juneteenth Festival will be held at Birmingham’s Kelly Ingram Park on Saturday June 19, 2021. The free event will begin with a parade at 9am and the community celebration in the park will start at 10:30am.
Attendees will enjoy food, music, vendors, entertainment and more!
Juneteenth is also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day. The holiday commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas and more generally the emancipation of negro slaves throughout the Confederate South.
The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation (NJOF) of Alabama is more than 20 years old. The organization worked hard to make sure the state recognized the Juneteenth holiday. Now the NJOF works to make Juneteenth a National paid holiday. The group is always in need of volunteers and donations to support the many programs and initiatives. The National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, founded in 1994, recognizes the same colors found in the U.S. flag: red, white, and blue, showing that the formerly enslaved were and are Americans.
FREE festival and parade
FREE food, music, vendors, entertainment and more.
2021/06/19 - 2021/06/19
Additional time info:
Parade starts at 9amCommunity event starts at 10:30am