June 2023

19Jun11:00 am2:00 pmJuneteenth Celebration


Event Details

Commemorating the emancipation of African American slaves, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday in 2021 after being celebrated for decades in communities across the U.S. In West Tennessee, there are several events scheduled to mark the occasion.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Pre-Juneteenth Youth Celebration
Downtown Pedestrian Park
302 S. College St.
Trenton, TN 38382

The celebration will be held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. There will be youth performances, food trucks, games, art auction and vendors set up in the park. It is advised to bring a lawn chair.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

34th Annual Freedom Day Celebration hosted by the Society of African American Cultural Awareness
T.R. White Sportsplex
304 North Hays Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301

There will be vendors, live music, speakers, and the newly crowned Miss Juneteenth Jackson 2023, Mendy Pettigrew, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. This outdoor event is free to the public.

Juneteenth Celebration
Downtown Pedestrian Park
302 S. College St.
Trenton, TN 38382

This celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Bring your own lawn chair!

2nd Annual Juneteenth Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Carver High School Gymnasium
709 East Jefferson Street
Brownsville, TN 38012

This breakfast begins at 9 a.m. is hosted by Mayor William D. Rawls. The special guest speaker is Dr. Keith Norman of First Baptist Church Broad in Memphis, TN.

Carroll County’s Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Edwards Park
210 3rd Ave
Huntingdon, TN 38344

This event will begin with a parade on 10 a.m. followed by the celebration at 11 a.m. This year’s event will include music, fireworks, vendors and more! It’s recommended to bring your own lawn chairs.

Juneteenth Festival Celebrating Freedom hosted by Hardeman County Commission for Black History
Sand Beach Lake
14495 US-64
Bolivar, TN 38008

This celebration will be held from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. This festival will feature food trucks, music, vendors, and a Juneteenth talent show.

Saturday, June 17, 2023-Sunday June 18, 2023

The African American Heritage & Music Festival
Viking Park
2602 Viking Dr.
Humboldt, TN 38343

More than 40 vendors will be set up in addition to food, music, dancing, contests, art, and much more. Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Monday, June 19, 2023

4th Annual Juneteenth Family Challenge
8th Street and Lexington Street
Trenton, TN

This event begins at 10 a.m.

Juneteenth Celebration
Gibson County Memorial Library
303 S. High St.
Trenton, TN

This celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth! There will be local Black/African American owned businesses set up, sno-cones, bouncy houses and lots of fun to enjoy!

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(Monday) 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Gibson County Memorial Library

303 S. High St. Trenton, TN