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Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Freedom Day.

Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando

Established as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has grown in popularity in recent years, and Orlando hosts numerous celebrations and commemorations related to the holiday.

Check out the Juneteenth 2023 events and celebrations honoring this important day in history here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.

Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando

Juneteenth RoundTable Discussion: Race, Housing & Health Hannibal Square Orlando

Juneteenth RoundTable Discussion: Race, Housing & Health
Thursday, June 15, 2023

In this roundtable discussion, panelist will explore the interconnectivity of these three human indicators: Race, Housing and Health. Click here for more info

Juneteenth 407 Weekend Orlando

Juneteenth 407 Weekend
Friday, June 16 - Sunday, June 18, 2023

Juneteenth 407 Weekend celebration is about bringing together the Central Florida community for the purpose of pulling our buying power and pouring it into Black Owned Businesses and the Black Professionals who run them. Events including a scavenger hunt, block party, brunch, and more!

City Of Orlando 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration 2023

City Of Orlando 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration 2023
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 5 Commissioner Regina I. Hill and District 6 Commissioner Bakari F. Burns for the second annual City of Orlando Juneteenth Celebration at Clear Lake Park.

The event will feature live music and entertainment, a kid's zone, vendor village and food trucks.

The Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration

The Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 17 at Lake Lily Park in Maitland,

The free event is one o the largest Juneteenth celebration happening in Florida this year, where everyone can experience African American culture, history, love and vibes with live music, vendors, food and more, plus in the evening enjoy spectacular fireworks! At the FREE KIDS ZONE children will receive complimentary food, drinks and deserts. There will be bounce houses plus there will be educational and historical exhibits too.

2023 Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival is a celebration of community, culture, and unity that is perfect for the entire family. Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States and a community celebration of African American culture, including live music, delicious food, and craft vendors.

8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Hannibal Square
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Commemorating slavery’s end in the United States. The 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Hannibal Square Heritage Center features distinguished speakers from the Real Rosewood Foundation and the Frost Museum in Miami.

Sanford Juneteenth Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Sanford Juneteenth Freedom Festival at Fort Mellon Park features motivational speakers, a DJ, entertainment, a variety of vendors and food trucks

Clermont Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Don't miss the City of Clermont's Juneteenth celebration, a cultural and educational celebration of freedom taking place at Waterfront Park. Enjoy an evening of art, music, and authentic cuisine

A Night Under the Stars: Jazz & Jubilee at Shady Park in Winter Park

Juneteenth in Winter Park A Night Under The Stars
Saturday, June 17, 2023

A Night Under the Stars: Jazz & Jubilee at Shady Park in Winter Park celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 17. Enjoy a memorable evening featuring live jazz music, delicious food, spirits, and a night of jubilee under the stars, sponsored by The City of Winter Park and The Equity Council Corp., a Black-owned and operated nonprofit serving the citizens of Hannibal Square since 2018.

Juneteenth Block Party - Let's Celebrate! Orlando

Juneteenth Block Party - Let's Celebrate!
Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Sipp Home Group, in partnership with the Tri-L Christian Academy, is proud to invite you to their upcoming Juneteenth Block Party event! There is an array of exciting activities planned for the event, including bounce houses, games, and a raffle, all sure to keep you entertained throughout the day. They will also have food trucks on site where you can grab some delicious bites while enjoying the festivities.

Orange County Library Freedom And Juneteenth
Saturday, June 17, 2023

What does it mean to be free? Learn about Juneteenth through stories and activities that celebrate freedom. Recommended for ages 6-8.

Children will learn about the events that led up to the freedom of slaves in America and consequently Juneteenth. Afterward, children will use art to express how they feel about freedom. taking place at Chickasaw Library 870 N. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando.

Juneteenth in Longwood

Juneteenth in Longwood
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Join the City of Longwood for a Juneteenth celebration in Longwood for a day of celebration with music, dance, good food, and community at the City of Longwood’s second annual Juneteenth celebration at Reiter Park on June 17, 2023, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm featuring live music by Silkee Smoove Band, food trucks, vendors, and more!

Juneteenth at Freedom Park in Polk City

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom
Saturday, June 17, 2023

Come join in on the celebration of Juneteenth at Freedom Park in Polk City with live entertainment and fun for all, this event is free! More details here.

3rd Annual Lunch and Learn
Sunday, June 18, 2023

The 3rd annual Juneteenth Lunch and Learn at the Orlando Rep is a family-friendly event is free and open to all, and includes a delicious BBQ lunch, engaging readings of children’s books about Juneteenth, face painting, a DJ bubble party by DJ Jaé and other exciting activities.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun-filled day of learning and celebration, children of all ages will love the lively readings of Juneteenth stories, while parents and caregivers can enjoy browsing additional Black Owned food and dessert vendors on-site.

Juneteenth Field Day  Orlando

Juneteenth Field Day
Monday, June 19, 2023

Bring your family and friends to Juneteenth Field Day and enjoy a variety of games and activities for all ages, including tug-of-war, potato sack races, water balloon toss, and more! They will also have delicious food and refreshing drinks available, as well as exciting prizes for the winners of our games.

This event is open to everyone in the community and everyone is invited to come out and celebrate.

3rd Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth Ron Theater Orlando

3rd Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth
Monday, June 19, 2023

Enjoy a night of remembrance and celebration of the contributions of Black culture in the arts as we commemorate Juneteenth Facets of Freedom 2023 will take place on June 19th, 2023 at the Renaissance Theatre Company.

This interdisciplinary arts event will be a time for us to reflect on our history, celebrate our vibrant community, and honor the sacrifices of those who came before us. As a community of artists, we believe in the power of creativity and expression to inspire change and bring people together.

They will have musical performances, dance, and spoken word that showcase the richness of African American artistry and the resilience of our community. In addition, we will have a visual art exhibit featuring Black Central Florida artists, giving you an opportunity to appreciate their unique talents and perspectives as well as purchase local Black artwork.

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