Juneteenth Day Events In and Around Milwaukee

Juneteenth Day Events In and Around Milwaukee

Do you know what Juneteenth Day is? The significance? Juneteenth Day is always June 19th and is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves. Make it part of your summer this June. There are events around the nation to celebrate and below you can find Juneteenth Day Events in and around Milwaukee.

Juneteenth Day Events In and Around Milwaukee

Many thanks to our contributor Ashley for rounding up these events for us!

Juneteenth Milwaukee 2024

  • Our History, Our Culture, Our Village is the theme for the 53rd Juneteenth Day Celebration in Milwaukee. Save the date for Wednesday, June 19!
    • Milwaukee is home to one of the longest running Juneteenth Day celebrations in the country.
    • The parade will be televised live on TMJ4 from 9 AM to 11 AM, and the historic parade route steps off at 14th & Atkinson Ave. and ends at Dr. MLK Jr. Drive & Locust St.
    • Juneteenth Jubilee parade 9-11 with 100+ participants
  • Story time and arts and crafts at ABHM -America’s Black Holocaust Museum – for children and families throughout the week of Juneteenth with bookseller and library partners.
    • Celebrate Juneteenth at America Black Holocaust Museum with a week of inspiring festivities from June 18th through the 22nd!
    • Join at 401 W. North Ave. for a rich array of activities including an enlightening talk on the history of Juneteenth and the meaning of its flag, engaging children’s programs with Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, story time, arts and crafts, live music, voter registration, and a collaborative community collage project.
    • See graphic above.
  • Juneteenth at WCTC

    • Virtual event at Waukesha County Technical College
    • Celebrating Juneteenth with an award winning educator Jesse Hagopian.
  • Wellness Walk with The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness on Sunday, June 23 in Waukesha with Ashley Hoover.
    • Meet at Frame Park at 4:00 pm by the playground.   

For more reading and learning about Juneteenth Day, Ashley found this article: 12 things you might not know about Juneteenth

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