Juneteenth 2019: Parties and Celebrations in New York, Georgia, Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Beyond

Juneteenth is celebrated on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, to commemorate the freedom of black slaves in the south, two years after the proclamation was signed.

Even though the day of celebration is not a national holiday, it is observed as a state holiday in 45 states in the U.S. with many taking to the streets to party or watch parades.

Juneteenth 2019 Parties Parades Events
People attend Juneteenth, Black Independence Day celebrations at Nichol Park on June 19, 2004 in Richmond, California. The holiday is celebrated in June because slaves in Texas and several other states did not learn of their freedom until June of 1865. David Paul Morris/Getty Images

Newsweek has compiled a guide to Juneteenth events, parties and parades across America so you don't miss out on celebrating the journey and triumphs made by the black and POC community.

Juneteenth Parties, Parades and Events


Juneteenth Jamboree
June 19, 2019: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
WeWork, 600 California St, San Francisco, California

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom!
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time
Sacramento Children's Home Family Resource Centers - North Sacramento, 1217 Del Paso Blvd B, Sacramento, California

Vegan Juneteenth Celebration
June 22, 2019: 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time
90247, Gardena, California


Juneteenth Black & White Gala
June 21 to June 22 2019
MOSH, 1025 Museum Cir, Jacksonville, Florida


Juneteenth Celebration
June 22, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
155 Lee Street, Jonesboro, Georgia

Crunk Juice: An Old ATL Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 to June 20 2019
Artisans Bar & Gallery, 140 Peachtree St SW, Atlanta, Georgia


Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time
Carolina Kitchen Bar & Grill, 6501 America Blvd, Hyattsville, Maryland

Juneteenth Celebration and Crab Feast
June 23, 2019: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
Martin's Caterers, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, Maryland


Juneteenth Celebration After Party!
June 22, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
IronBound Lynn MA, 3, Mt Vernon St, Lynn, Massachusetts


19th Annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. local time
Kianga Isoke Palacio Park, 951 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada

New Jersey

Juneteenth Freedom Ball '19
June 21, 2019: 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. local time
Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel, 1000 Spring St, Elizabeth, New Jersey

New York

Juneteenth: The Emancipation After-Party
June 19, 2019: 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. local time
Caveat, 21 A Clinton Street, New York, New York

Juneteenth Celebration & Launch Party
June 19, 2019: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. local time
105 Schuyler St, Albany, New York

The 1st Annual Juneteenth Soirée
June 23, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. local time
The Delancey, 168 Delancey St, New York, New York


Juneteenth Dashiki Day Party 2019
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. local time
Agenda Sports Bar & Grill, 159 Matzinger Rd, Toledo, Ohio

Juneteenth Party at Toxic Brew Co
June 19 to Jun 20
Toxic Brew Company, 431 E 5th St, Dayton, Ohio


Freedom Family Festival: Juneteenth
June 22, 2019: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade
June 22, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. local time
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. A special ceremony will take place at the festival, renaming 52nd Street to Muhammad Ali Way.


Juneteenth Paint Party
June 19, 2019: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Center Stage Gallery | Missouri City, 7746 Hwy 6 suite h, Missouri City, Texas

Juneteenth Annual Celebration
June 19, 2019: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time
McClendon Park, 3770 Summit Valley Dr, Houston, Texas

MAD Happy Hour (The Juneteenth Celebration)
June 19, 2019: 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Buffalo Soldiers Museum, 3816 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas

Juneteenth Stoplight Party at Boudreaux's Party Room
June 22, 2019: 7:00 p.m. local time
Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen, 5475 W Loop S, Houston, Texas


Juneteenth Celebration After Party - "We Are Royalty"
June 22, 2019: 9:00 p.m. local time
Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center Pasco, 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, Washington