Juneteenth is this Saturday, June 19th. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated on 19 June to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the US. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.
Here are some great events in the Seattle area to attend!
The Northwest African American Museum has events all week! Specifically on Thursday, June 17th they will be at Lumen Field for a Juneteenth Youth Night! Find out more information here: https://www.naamnw.org/juneteenth.
Snohomish County has events all week as well! We like to point out Lynnwood’s Drive-Thru event on Friday, June 18th at 11:30am starting at the Lynnwood Senior Center. Check out the rest of the events here: https://beloved4all.org/juneteenth-events
Vashon Island (one of our favorite places) is having an event at the Vashon Farmers Market. Food, music, and more will be involved! Find out more information here: https://vashonfarmersmarket.org/juneteenth.
King County Equity now is having a Freedom March starting at 22nd and Madison at 1pm on Juneteenth. They will be marching to Jimi Hendrix Park! You can learn more information here: https://www.kingcountyequitynow.com/juneteenth21/.
There is a healing event happening on the YES Farm in the Central District on Juneteenth! There will be art, an opportunity to explore the farm, and more! It starts at 2:30pm! Learn more here: https://www.blackouthealing.love/.
Also, if you’re in Everett, check out an event at 205 Park Rd. There will be food, music, and more! Be sure to bring your picnic blanket. You can sign a petition there to make Juneteenth a national holiday.
Are you a coffee lover? Black Coffee Northwest will have vendors, sea moss tastings, music, food, and more! Everything starts at 12pm. Their address is 16743 Aurora Ave N. Shoreline, WA 98133.
Be sure to check out the events and let us know which ones you attended!