Juneteenth, as known as the Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas - is now celebrated nationwide with historical reenactments, African-inspired programming, music, and dance performances, and so much more. Discover ways to commemorate unity for our community during this Juneteenth weekend in Racine County:

Dr. John Bryant Center Celebration
Juneteenth Day Celebration at Dr. John Bryant Center 


Local Juneteenth Day Events

Juneteenth Celebration at Dr. John Bryant Center

City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services, and the Dr. John Bryant Community Center will host their Annual Juneteenth Day Celebration on Saturday, June 19, from 12-8 pm at 601 Caron Butler Drive in Racine. The event is free and open to the public. A full day of performances, basketball games, children's activities, food and more will make for a day of celebration for the entire family! Click here to learn more.

Burlington's Juneteenth Rally

The Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism (BCDR) will host Burlington’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth Rally at Echo Lake Park on Saturday, June 19th from 2 to 8 pm. This FREE family-friendly event will feature live music, speakers, dance performances, comedy, kids' games, raffles, along with delicious food available by Big Daddy’s BBQ & Soul Food. Click here to learn more.


Big City Brims Couple
Big City Brims in Racine

Celebrate by Supporting Racine County's Black-Owned Businesses 

Racine County is home to many black-owned businesses that serve our community every day with a variety of boutiques, restaurants, and more. We encourage you to become a patron at one this weekend! Visit Racine County's Black Owned Business Directory here


Mahogany Gallery
Mahogany Gallery in Uptown Racine

Find Cultural & Educational Resources at Mahogany Gallery

Mahogany Gallery is a unique gallery, artspace, and shop dedicated to supporting black artists and entrepreneurs from around the world. A premiere art exhibition, cultural center, and creative space dedicated to educating, exhibiting, and exploring the diaspora of Black American visual and performance artists, literature, and history. The gallery is open Fridays and Saturdays 11 - 8 PM, or you can schedule your private, in-person viewing today by emailing mahoganygalleryinfo@gmail.com. Click here to learn more.