Celebrating Juneteenth 2024 in Grand Rapids

Juneteenth, a significant day in American history, commemorates the end of slavery and is a time for celebration and reflection on the journey towards equality and justice for all Americans. Grand Rapids is set to honor this pivotal day with a series of engaging and educational events across the city. Here’s your guide to the 2024 Juneteenth celebrations in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Junior Juneteenth 2024 at Dickinson Park

Join the community at Dickinson Park for the “Grand Rapids Junior Juneteenth 2024 – Dundunba,” an event filled with cultural performances, music, and art. This family-friendly gathering aims to educate and inspire through the rich traditions and history of African American culture. The event runs from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on June 19th. Don’t miss this enriching cultural experience. For more details, visit here.

Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam at Calder Plaza

Calder Plaza will come alive with the “Justice 4 All Juneteenth Jam” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on June 19th. This vibrant celebration features live music, dance, and spoken word performances that echo the themes of freedom and justice. It’s a perfect place to reflect on history while enjoying the arts. Find more information about this empowering event here.

Celebrating Juneteenth at Chicago Beef Joint

For those who love food and fellowship, the Chicago Beef Joint is hosting a Juneteenth celebration from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on June 19th. Enjoy delicious cuisine, good company, and a festive atmosphere as the community comes together to honor this historic day. Check out the event details on their Facebook page.

“Block Party” Screening and Festivities at Wealthy Theatre

Cap off your Juneteenth with a special screening of “Block Party” at the Wealthy Theatre, presented by Baxter United. Starting at 5 p.m. with various festivities, the film screening begins at 7 p.m., providing a cinematic exploration of community and culture. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Wealthy Theatre’s event page.

Grand Rapids offers a rich array of events to celebrate Juneteenth, each providing a unique way to engage with history and culture. Whether you’re interested in music, food, film, or all of the above, there’s something for everyone this Juneteenth in Grand Rapids.

For those interested in what’s happening on other days, and in other parts of West Michigan, check out this comprehensive list from Woodtv. Join us in commemorating a day of freedom and continuous progress towards equality. Happy Juneteenth!