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 soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation,  freeing all that remained enslaved after the emancipation proclamation in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Also known as Freedom Day, or Juneteenth Independence Day, this is a Day when we can truly celebrate the journey to freedom and the pursuit of equality. 

Over the years, Juneteenth has become a larger and more vital celebration, seeking to acknowledge America’s past and move forward with a full appreciation of the contributions, achievements, ingenuity, and sacrifices that were made by those who came before us, to get us where we are today.

Juneteenth is also celebrated outside the United States, with organizations in a number of countries using the day to recognize the end of chattel enslavement and to celebrate the culture and achievements of African Americans.

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

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.  

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.
It took nearly two and half years for those who were enslaved, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas to finally be free from enslavement when the Union soldiers arrived, many of whom were black, to enforce the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation (Delaware and Kentucky, would not come until several months later, on December 18th, 1865 through the Thirteenth Amendment).

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

How can you help? Well change takes many things to be successful. People with a passion, planning, teamwork, and even money are necessary to make forward progress. If you, or your organization, are looking for a way to contribute to social change in your community, donate.

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.

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

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Riverfront Park North Charleston, SC!