Juneteenth FB

Across Illinois there are hundreds of Juneteenth celebrations, commemorating the emancipation of ensalved African Americans, which has been observed for 160 years. Come celebrate the importance of this day in your local community near you! If you would like to learn more about Illinois' history to Juneteenth click here.

Friday, June 16:
Juneteenth Illinois Scholarship Reception
-When: 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-Where: 540 W. Madison St, Chicago
Registration: bit.ly/3ZZV9EB

Juneteenth Lake County & The African American Museum at The England Manor Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
-Where: 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive, Zion

Illinois State Museum Art Fair - Noir Art Fair
-When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-Where: 501 S Spring St, Springfield

City of Blue Island Juneteenth Resource and Health Fair
-When: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
-Where: John D. Rita Recreation Center - 2805 141 St., Blue Island

Saturday June 17:
Juneteenth Illinois Juneteenth Celebration
-Where: Malcolm X College - 190 W. Jackson, Chicago
-Panel Discussions
-When: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Health and Wellness -Equity in Health Care
    Register: Bit.ly/3ZSCCXG
  • Criminal Justice -Understanding the SAFE T Act
    Register: Bit.ly/SAFETACT
  • Economic Development - Black Entrepreneurship
    Register: Bit.ly/BLENTR
  • Education - Investing in Institutions and Global Opportunities
    Register: Bit.ly/EDU619

Resource Fair
-When: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-When: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Register: Bit.ly/FENT619

Krimson Achievement Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-Where: Gass Park - Corner of N. 10th Street & West “C” Street, Belleville

Visit Kankakee Juneteenth Freedom Festival
-When: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
-Where: Pioneer Park, 697 N. Hobby Ave, Kankakee

Village of Maywood Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 1 p.m.
-Where: Operation Uplift Grounds - Corner of 5th & St. Charles Rd., Maywood

Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau Juneteenth Celebration
-Where: Sand Ridge Nature Center Forest Preserves of Cook County 15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland

Juneteenth Festival of Lake County
-When: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
-Where: 1901 Foss Park Ave, North Chicago

City of Evanston 4th Annual Juneteenth Parade, Freedom is ours!
-When: 10:45 a.m.
-Where: Robert Crown Community Center - 1801 Main Street, Evanston

Sunday, June 18:

Joliet Area Historical Museum Juneteenth Rooftop Celebration
-When: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-Where: Joliet Area Historical Museum - 204 N. Ottawa St.

Urbana Park District and The Urbana Free Library Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
-Where: Crystal Lake Park - 206 W. Park St., Urbana

Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 9 a.m.
-Where: Comer Cox Park - 301 Martin Luther King Dr Springfield

Rockford Juneteenth1865
-When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
-Where: Sinnissippi Park - 1401 N 2nd St, Rockford

Monday, June 19:

Lockport Township Park District Juneteenth Event
-When: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
-Where: A.F Park - 2158 Hawthorn Pl., Lockport

Rockford Juneteenth1865
-When: 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
-Where: Sinnissippi Park - 1401 N 2nd St, Rockford

Juneteenth BBQ at the DuSable Museum
-When: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
-Where: Dusable Black History Museum and Education Center - 740 E. 56th Pl., Chicago

Senator Willie Preston Juneteenth Celebration
-When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
-Where: O’Hallaren Park - 8335 S Honore St, Chicago