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Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando 2024

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. Juneteenth 2024 will take place on Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando 2024

Juneteenth is an annual commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States after the Civil War, and has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.


Established as a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth, also referred to as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. has grown in popularity in recent years, and there is numerous celebrations and commemorations honoring this important day in history here in Orlando and throughout Central Florida.


Check back often as we add new events to our comprehensive list of Central Florida Juneteenth Celebrations and Events in 2024.



Central Florida Juneteenth Events and Celebrations


1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week

1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week
June 14 - 19

The 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week will take place on June 14 - 19, 2024 in the Historic Town of Eatonville FL. Our theme this year is “Empowering Resilience, Celebrating Freedom, and Reclaiming our Unity”.


Events will feature a Youth STEAM explosion, senior citizen celebration, vendors, entertainment, Father’s Day specials and so much more. This weekend will provide an opportunity for members of our community to learn about the significance of Juneteenth and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history.


1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week Youth Day
June 14

Come out and join us as we kick off 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week with a community eventjust for our youth! Bring your skates, scooters and bikes for some fun at our outdoor skating rink at the Scoot, Ride, and Skate Jam


Juneteenth Central Florida Black History Bus Tour

Juneteenth Central Florida Black History Bus Tour
June 15

On Saturday June 15, 2024 join Paving Pathways as we celebrate Juneteenth and uncover the rich legacy of black history in Orlando with our Central Florida Black History Bus Tour. This immersive experience delves into the Black stories of resilience, achievement, and cultural vibrancy that have shaped Central Florida. 


Paving Pathways is offering  a unique opportunity to: Engage with vibrant cultural experiences featuring: Visits to historical areas and events in Ocoee, Eatonville, Parramore and many more.   


Learn and hear from living historical leaders, local notable politicians, social justice advocates, historians and descendants of historical change makers of Orlando.


1887 Juneteenth Celebration
June 15

Welcome to the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Festival. Come join us for a day of fun, food, and festivities in the Historic town of Eatonville. This event is a great opportunity to celebrate freedom and unity and honor the history and achievements of African Americans.


Enjoy live music, delicious food, and exciting activities for the whole family. Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and its importance in American history. Don't miss out on this chance to come together as a community and celebrate freedom and equality. We can't wait to see you there!


4th Annual Juneteenth – A Freedom Festival

4th Annual Juneteenth – A Freedom Festival
June 15

The 4th Annual Juneteenth Festival celebrates Juneteenth with motivational speakers, a DJ, entertainment, a large variety of vendors, and a few food trucks.  Considering the construction of Ft. Mellon Park and the surrounding area, this years event takes place at Sanford Civic Center, with its outdoor courtyard.


Central Florida Juneteenth Gala (Wakandan Style)

Central Florida Juneteenth Gala (Wakandan Style)
June 15

We welcome you to the Central Florida Juneteenth Gala! Join us for a night of celebration and reflection at 412 East Kennedy Boulevard, Maitland. Get ready to enjoy live music, delicious food, and meaningful conversations with fellow attendees. Let's come together to honor the significance of Juneteenth and commemorate this important milestone in American history. Formal dress attire or dashiki's.


Juneteenth Festival

June 15

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate freedom and unity at our spectacular Juneteenth Festival! On June 15, join us at Camping World Stadium for a day filled with joy, cultural richness, and community connection.


Together, let's honor the resilience and achievements of Black Americans while fostering solidarity and understanding among our diverse community.


Bring your friends, family, and neighbors for a day of celebration and reflection at Camping World Stadium on June 15th from 2 pm- 7 pm. Stay tuned for more details and surprises as we countdown to this momentous occasion!


4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Walk
June 15

SMB Personal Fitness and Entertainment is excited to invite you to a 1.9-mile walk through the beautiful West Lakes at the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Walk, where we'll celebrate Juneteenth while building a stronger community. Strollers and fur babies on a leash are more than welcome to join the fun at at Lake Lorna Doone Park.



Tampa Bay Juneteenth Festival
June 15

Join us for our 4th Annual Cultural Experience at Raymond James Stadium.Enjoy a block party atmosphere of live music from DJs, amazing Food Trucks, Retail Shopping, Job Fair, Health Clinic, and much more fun for the WHOLE Community!



The PWRTRC 2024 Juneteenth Literacy Music Festival
June 15

The Phyllis Wheatley Rise to Read Campaign will be hosting a Juneteenth Music Festival from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive, in St. Petersburg. Children ages 0 to 12 are free!


The live outdoor concert will feature headliner Shawn Brown, Tampa’s very own Beat Down Band, St. Petersburg-born artist Siobhan Monique, and Grammy Nominated, 3x NAACP Image Award nominated and BILLBOARD charting artist Nathan Mitchell. In addition, there will be a special Kids Corner with several activities for children of all ages, including a playground, face painting, a hockey shooting rink hosted by our very own Tampa Bay Lightning, and more.


Juneteenth In Winter Park: Jazz & Jubilee A Night Under The Stars
June 15

We are excited to announce our Second Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Winter Park, "A Night Under the Stars: Jazz & Jubilee at Shady Park," on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 5 to 10 pm! Join us for 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.


Our event will be held at Shady Park, a beautiful outdoor venue perfect for a summer celebration. Guests will enjoy a night of live music from some of the best jazz musicians in the area and performances from artists and dancers. We'll also have a selection of food vendors serving delicious bites and spirits and retail vendors showcasing some of the best cultural wear, custom jewelry, art, and much more so guests can support Black-owned Businesses on such a momentous occasion.



4th Annual Lunch and Learn: A BTGM Juneteenth Event
June 15

We're thrilled to announce that the 3rd annual Juneteenth Lunch and Learn at the Orlando Rep on June 15 from 2-6p is being presented in partnership with the Florida Theatre Association and the Florida Repertory Theatre! This 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, made possible by our generous sponsors. 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. Plus, don't miss out on our free book raffle!



2024 Juneteenth Community Festival
June 15

Daytona Beach Juneteenth Community Festival: Celebrate Freedom, Food & Fun! Join us for a vibrant celebration of Juneteenth, Daytona Beach's largest Juneteenth festival!


This all-day event features:

  • Live Music & Entertainment

  • Over 100 Vendors (Food, Beverage, Clothing, Jewelry, and much more)

  • Interactive Activities & Games

  • Children's Fun Zone

  • Educational Activities

  • Choo-choo Train Ride

  • Pound Cake Contest

  • Support College Scholarships for Local Youth

  • Sankofa African-American Museum on Wheels


Clermont Juneteenth Celebration
June 15

Don't miss the Clermont Third Juneteenth Event, a cultural and educational celebration of freedom. Come join us for an evening of art, music, and authentic cuisine.


Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival

Kissimmee Juneteenth Festival

June 15

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.


1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week Father’s Day
June 16

The 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week is hosting a Father's Day “Fishing with Father’s” on Sunday morning! This event will be a time to enjoy and honor the father’s in our community with good music, good food, and plenty offishing. Bring you lawn chairs, your coolers and your family, and we’ve got the rest!


AfroCAN Fest in Downtown, Tampa at Perry Harvey Park

AfroCAN 2024: Juneteenth Fest
June 16

Get your picnic blankets ready and your chic Afro-inspired attire, and join AfroCAN Fest in Downtown, Tampa at Perry Harvey Park for the revolutionary summer-time chic festival celebrating black excellence and culture.


Senior Citizen’s Day:The Power Of Flowers
June 17

Show your love to our wise citizens and give them their flowers while they can still appreciate them. Be sure to register the wise citizens you would like to recognize with a gift of flowers and expression of love during the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week 


A Journey Towards Freedom
June 18

Join 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week for our Juneteenth Celebration virtual event, as we embark on a journey through reflections of Juneteenth and its connection to the "Town That Freedom Built". You will hear from National Historians, natives and descendants of Eatonville.


Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration
June 19

Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day in Eatonville, with the 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week! We are thrilled to invite you to our Proclamation Observance at the town hall, where we will honor this historic occasion and the oldest Black Township Municipality in the US. Let's come together with excitement and joy to commemorate this important day in our nation's history!


4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth

4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth
June 19

Join us for a night of remembrance and celebration of the contributions of Black culture in the arts as we commemorate Juneteenth, the historic national holiday that marks the end of slavery in the United States. Facets of Freedom 2024 will take place on June 19, 2024 at the Orlando Family Stage, starting at 7pm.


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.


We 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.


Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show

Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show
June 22

Come join us the Central Florida Juneteenth Celebration and Fireworks Show in Maitland for 2 days filled with music, food, and fun as we commemorate Juneteenth together. This event aims to celebrate freedom and unity while honoring African American culture and heritage.

Get ready to enjoy live performances, delicious food vendors, local artists, and more. Whether you're coming with family or friends, this celebration promises to be a memorable experience for all.


Mark your calendars and don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth with the Central Florida community. We can't wait to see you there!


Juneteenth Freedom Festival
June 29

Come join the Juneteenth Freedom Festival at the Simpson Park Community Center on Martin L King Junior Avenue in Lakeland for a day of celebration and reflection. This in-person event will feature live music, food vendors, historical exhibits, and more. Let's come together to honor the significance of Juneteenth and commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with the community and learn about this important part of our history.


Juneteenth Events and Celebrations in Orlando 2024

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