June 18TH

2022

2pm - 10pm

RIVERFRONT PARK

1001 Everglades Dr N.Charleston, SC 29405

Free Parking

Access

Food Trucks

KidS FEST

Juneteenth FAMILY Fest Highlights

WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?

Juneteenth is an annual observance commemorating the date Union Troops enforced the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all that remained enslaved in Texas, on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. The first celebration of Juneteenth took place in 1866, originating in Galveston, Texas. However, celebrating the occasion was limited for Black Americans, as most parks and white-owned establishments were heavily segregated. Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas in the 1980’s and some states later followed. It wasn’t until June 17th, 2021, over a century and a half later that Juneteenth would be recognized as a federal holiday in the United States. Juneteenth is a pivotal milestone in African American history. It demonstrates the long, enduring fight for freedom and the pursuit of equity and equality.

CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH In Charleston, sc

JUNETEENTH

Celebrating Juneteenth in Charleston, South Carolina as a large-scale event is significant to our heritage and who we are as a people. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth is now celebrated throughout the United States annually on the 19th of June, with varying official recognition. Juneteenth pays tribute and celebrates the journey to freedom, the contributions, ingenuity, and sacrifices that were made by those who came before us.
Charleston has an abundantly rich black history due to its Gullah Geechee roots and because nearly half of enslaved Africans (Afrikans) brought to America came through Charleston, and nearly 80 percent of African-Americans can potentially trace an ancestor who arrived in Charleston. Juneteenth is a pivotal milestone in African American history. It demonstrates the long, enduring fight for freedom.
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, we will kick off our 2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Fest! This community-family-based event will take place at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, and is open and free to the public. You can arrive as early as 2 pm, and festivities will begin at 3 pm. This day-long celebration will be power-packed with activities ranging from live performances, black art displays, games for children, and delicious cultural food! There will also be non-profit organizations, local community service vendors, as well as Historical Black Colleges and Universities on site. This joyous occasion will be topped off with a grand fireworks show finale that will be worth watching with your family and friends! We’re asking the community to come out and celebrate where we’ve come from, as we look forward to where we are heading and what we desire to accomplish.

AUTHENTIC VIBES

MUSIC.
ART.
Our story.

Enjoy an afternoon of African art through dance, storytelling, theater, and music. 

Live Music, Live Entertainment, Line Dancing, Education, Children’s Activities, Cultural Food, and more.  

FREE-ISH

since 1865.

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.” – Malcom X

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” – Shirley Chisolm

CHECK OUT LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS!

Get Involved in the 2022 Live Event

Here's
How You
CAN PARTICIPATE

Participate as a Sponsor

Corporations and community stakeholders are invited to support the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Family Fest Charleston event with support of partnership packages ranging from $1,000 – $50,000. Partnership packages include 6 months of advertisement.

Donate to Our Event

The vision behind Juneteenth Family Fest would not be possible without the generous support of our community. Last year’s event was successful in part to those individuals who partnered with us to bring the vision to life! If you would like to donate to this mission, click here! No amount is too big or too small!

Participate as a VENDOR

The Juneteenth Family Fest is looking for vendors of all types across various platforms and industries. If you feel you’ll be a good fit to vend at the JFF 2022 event please apply. 

PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER

Would you like to volunteer with The Juneteenth Family Fest? This is a great opportunity to participate in a positive event and ultimately give back to your community.

COMING SOON

LIVE EVENT SCHEDULE

2:00 Pm
Gates open
3:00 Pm
event kick-off
4:00 pm
FIRST ACT: TBA
5:00 pm
Second act: TBA
6:00 pm
third act: TBA
7:00 pM
FOURTH ACT: TBA
8:00 pM
FIFTH ACT: TBA
9:30- 10 pM
GRAND FIREWORKS FINALE & CLOSING

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OUR Community PARTNERS:

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SAME LOCATION! be there!

Riverfront Park North Charleston, SC!