Juneteenth Day Events in Louisville


Juneteenth is on June 19th every year. More and more events are popping up to celebrate this day in American history. 

Over the last few years, an effort has been made to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth and what it means to in American history. We have compiled a list of events that are happening around the city. These events are family-friendly and family fun. 


A little bit of history

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. The celebration started in Galveston, TX in 1865. It is regarded as African American Emancipation Day and has spread across the United States and to other countries. 

Events are put on for Juneteenth to honor African American freedom and emphasize education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations and family gatherings. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities, and religions are joining hands to acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. 

Fourth Annual Juneteenth Celebration: June 8, 11am-2pm, Food, Fun, Music, Games & Giveaways! Sensory Sensitive Time from 11-11:30am.

Louisville Juneteenth Festival – June 12th (invite only), 13th, and 15th. Check their website for all the details!

Oldham County History Center Juneteenth Celebration: June 15, 10:00am-6:00pm. Indoor exhibits, guest singers, outdoor fun, food, and more!

2024 Juneteenth Showcase: June 15, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Gayle King, Bill Donaldson Jr., and more. 

5th Annual Juneteenth Solidarity Ride: June 15, 8am, This FREE bike ride commemorates Juneteenth, now observed as a federal holiday. This is an inclusive, family friendly, casual, no-drop ride. Helmets required. Traffic laws will be followed. Snacks and water provided.

4th Annual MELANnaire Marketplace Night Market Juneteenth Celebration: June 15, 3:00-10:00pm. Get ready for an unforgettable evening filled with Shopping with BOBs, dazzling Entertainment, inspiring Speakers, captivating Art Exhibit, powerful Drumline performances, and so much MORE!

Jammin’ in Jeff – Juneteenth: June 15, 5:00pm, Celebrate Juneteenth and the vibrant contributions of Black Women in music!   

ATBHK Juneteenth Celebration – June 19, 11am-1pm. Join the Ali Center and the Association for Teaching Black History in Kentucky for a Juneteenth celebration honoring innovators of Black education. Free, but registration is required.

Know of more Juneteenth events, email info@louisvillefamilyfun.net.

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