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2021 Juneteenth in South Florida

2021 Juneteenth in South FloridaJune 14 – 19, Florida International University, 11200 Southwest 8th Street, Miami

Florida International University will mark the start of a new tradition with the first Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. This free community event will feature music by DJ OSOCITY and Curtis Lundy and the All-Star Band, as well as a step show, poets, local artisan vendors, raffles, and more.

The Frost Art Museum-FIU also will host art activities and guided tours of its newest exhibitions, including Place and Purpose: Art Transformation in Coconut Grove, an exhibition detailing the history of Coconut Grove as a local haven in the 1960s for a diverse group of artists, writers, musicians, and art galleries.

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Juneteenth Food & Music Weekend CelebrationFriday, June 18, 8pm-12am – 937 NW 3rd Ave, Miami
Saturday, June 19, 12pm-7pm – The Sand Bowl @ Bandshell Park, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Sunday, June 20, 6pm-9pm – 800 Woodfired Kitchen, 2956 NE 199th St. Aventura

Bring the entire family for a weekend full of cultural events featuring food, music, and more as we celebrate freedom in America! The struggle was real for our ancestors and we honor them this weekend! Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. The food will be off the chain for both VEGANS and non-vegans alike! 

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5th Annual Juneteenth South BrowardSaturday, June 19, 11am-8pm – Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Road, Hollywood

More than 500 people are expected to gather at Washington Park Community Center Saturday for a Juneteenth celebration. The family and community event is free and open to the public. This event will kick off with a performance by Junkanoo dancers and stilt walkers. Following the presentation, there will be gospel performances, artists, motivational speakers  and a bounce house for the children, according to the press release.

Florida Panthers Foundation Presents Juneteenth Freedom DaySaturday, June 19, 12pm-5pm – Joseph C. Carter Park, 1450 West Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale

The Wiggins Agency and Old Dillard Foundation will proudly host the Community Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Joseph C. Carter Park from 12 pm to 5 pm presented by the Florida Panthers Foundation. This fun-filled family day, also known as Juneteenth, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans through educational resources and entertainment for all ages.

This family-friendly Juneteenth celebration, made possible with support from the Florida Panthers Foundation, will be attended by local community members, elected officials, and other stakeholders, and feature free educational resources and entertainment for all ages, including live music from local artists, food, games, and more.

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Juneteenth on Ali Baba FestivalSaturday, June 19, 4pm-9pm – Opa-locka Art, 675 Ali Baba Ave, Opa-locka

To commemorate our freedom, join us in the heart of Opa-locka. This free event will feature live entertainment, visual and performing art, interactive workshops, food and family-friendly fun. The festivities will take place inside the ARC and on the surrounding grounds, at 675 Ali Baba Avenue in Opa-locka.

Along with entertainment, the OLCDC event also includes civic activities designed to educate community members on the history of Juneteenth, financial empowerment and entrepreneurship. Come take part in a family reunion t-shirt contest, enjoy food, listen to some amazing spoke word artists, support local businesses, and take in the sights of the art exhibits that’ll be revealed.

Juneteenth Drive-In CelebrationSaturday, June 19, 4pm-9pm – 5pm – Calder Casino, 21001 Northwest 27th Avenue, Miami Gardens

City of Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Reggie Leon, Councilwoman Katrina Wilson and Councilman Robert Stephens, III present the Juneteenth Drive-In Celebration hosted by Comedian Marvin Dixon! Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day, Juneteenth Independence Day, and Black Independence Day, celebrates the end of the Civil War and slavery.

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Island Hopping ExperienceSaturday, June 19, 6pm-10pm – Shirley Branca Park, 6900 Miramar Parkway, Miramar

Guests can wander through the park, which features a Caribbean show from various islands, while enjoying the arts, culture, and entertainment from their favorite island. Miramar Commissioner Maxwell Chambers will host the event and is working with Smiley Girl Entertainment and the SAEDINTRA Foundation to enable a free concert to benefit the victims of the La Soufrière volcanic eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines earlier this year. The outbreak forced more than 16,000 people to evacuate, leaving the entire population without safe drinking water. A fundraiser will be held at the event to collect non-perishable and vital items such as water, canned food and toiletries. St. Vincent’s Kevin Lyttle will lead the concert event, which also features performances by Haiti’s Mikaben and the Tennors from Jamaica.

The Juneteenth ExperienceSaturday, June 19, 6:30pm – North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach

Hued Songs and the Rhythm Foundation present The Juneteenth Experience, through the City of Miami Beach’s Arts in the Parks. We are inviting a limited in-person audience to enjoy the show, and also providing a free live-stream. A multidisciplinary, immersive performance of our American Holiday, Juneteenth – past, present, and future. Celebrating Freedom, Black arts and culture, Black community, and Black Miami. Visit Juneteenth.Miami for details.Featuring: Vanya Allen, J’Von Brown, Aquil Charlton Troy Davidson, Wilkie Ferguson III, Gentry George, Miriam King, Thandolwethu Mamba, Arsimmer McCoy, Jasmine Williams, Shanna Woods.

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Juneteenth Movie Drive -in NightSaturday, June 19, 7pm – Willie L. Webb, Sr. Park, 3601 Northwest 21st Street, Lauderdale Lakes

The city of Lauderdale Lakes Presents Outdoor Drive-Up Movie Night. In order to ensure social distancing we will host this movie night on our large soccer field at Willie Webb park. Tickets will be verified at the gate. TICKETS ARE FREE but you must RSVP on Eventbrite – 1 RSVP PER CAR. Queen of Katwe: Phiona Mutesi is a small-town girl with big aspirations, but her life changes completely after being introduced to the game of chess.

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