Juneteenth Wisconsin 2022

Juneteenth Celebrations 2024

Come together and join the community in commemorating Juneteenth in Wisconsin with the following events and celebrations honoring the historic holiday. 

Select Dates Between June 7 to June 15: 2024 Racine Juneteenth Celebration

Racine

The City of Racine is hosting a series of vibrant Juneteenth celebrations for all ages as it commemorates its 49th year celebrating the holiday. These events include a mixer at Mahogany Gallery (June 7), a Flag Raising Ceremony at Dr. John Bryant Community Center (June 9), Stem Day with Dr. John Bryant at the Community Center (June 10), Racine Country Day at Dr. John Bryant Community Center (June 11); City of Racine Day (June 12) at Dr. John Bryant Community Center; and a Sneaker Ball 3.0 at Festival Hall (June 14). These events lead up to the grand finale on June 15, during the 49th Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration from noon to 8 p.m. 
Cost: The Sneaker Ball 3.0 is $75 per person; all other events are free. 
Tickets: cityofracine.org.

June 15: Juneteenth Celebration by Ebony Vision

Fond du Lac

Grab the kids and head to Buttermilk Creek Park in Fond du Lac for Ebony Vision’s 16th year hosting its Juneteenth Celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The commemoration will boast a variety of activities and educational experiences for all ages, including performances by the University of Wisconsin Marching Band, raffle prizes, giveaways, cultural exhibits, food vendors, photo booths, games for little ones and more. 
Cost: Free; subject to purchases. Donations accepted. 
For more information: www.fdl.com.

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June 15: Juneteenth in the Park

Madison

Back for its 35th year celebrating Juneteenth in Wisconsin, Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination is hosting Juneteenth in the Park at Penn Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guests unfamiliar with the event can expect its staple lineup of fun ways to experience the rich history of Black Americans through various forms of entertainment, including poetry reading, performances, activities for little ones, educational exhibits, African cuisine, live music, a parade and other activities.
Cost: Free; donations will be accepted to support the Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self-Determination and its mission to unite the Black communities in Madison and fight racial issues. 
Tickets: www.facebook.com/KujichaguliaMadison.

June 15: Green Bay’s 5th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Green Bay

We All Rise: African American Resource Center in Green Bay is hosting a Juneteenth celebration that includes a variety of activities for all ages. The event features live music, fireworks, cultural performances and educational exhibits, in addition to an assortment of local vendors, including food spots like Mama’s Kitchen, Tigz Tastii Treatz and Ice Cream N Stuff; Black-owned craft vendors like Urban Cultural Arts and Paul Family Books; and as well as small businesses and educational resources like Queen Deja Boutique, Leaders Igniting Transformation and Majik Mentality. There will also be opportunities for community engagement and discussions about the significance of Juneteenth, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of African American history.
Cost: Free; subject to purchases.
Tickets: weallriseaarc.org.

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June 16: Madison Jazz Festival: We Exist! Dee Dee Bridgewater Quartet 

Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison commemorates Juneteenth with an exceptional performance by the legendary jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater at Terrace at Memorial Union. This event promises an evening of soulful music that celebrates African American culture and the spirit of Juneteenth in Wisconsin as the Grammy and Tony Award-winner Jazz artist serenades guests throughout the evening from 7 to 9 p.m. 
Cost: Free. 
Tickets: union.wisc.edu.

June 19: Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day Festival

Milwaukee

One of the city’s most anticipated events, Milwaukee’s Juneteenth Day Festival, is back for 2024 and, this year, was honored with the 2024 Governor’s Tourism Award for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion—making the celebration bigger than ever. Taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., this Juneteenth event in Wisconsin features fun for all ages, including a kid zone, teen zone, basketball games, an assortment of food trucks, ceremonies, a parade, live music performances, games and more. 
Cost: Free; subject to purchases. Donations accepted. 
Tickets: juneteenthmilwaukee.com.

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