Juneteenth Celebrations

This year, Louisville is going big on Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the emancipation of all enslaved people in the United States. There are historically-minded events and all out parties. Here are a few:

Kentucky Black Festival (June 17-20)  |  Various locations  |  kentuckyblackfestival.org  |  Prices and times vary  

A multi-day Juneteenth celebration with something for everyone: a gala, bike night, unity parade and fam fun field day. 

Juneteenth Jubilee (June 17-20)  |  Various locations  |  juneteenthlou.com  |  Prices and times vary

Louisville Metro’s Juneteenth week of events (including some you may see here), featuring parties, a kids’ camp, wellness fair, geneaology event and more.

Celebrating Juneteenth Day At The OCHC (June 19)  |  Oldham County History Center  |  106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, Kentucky  |  oldhamkyhistory.com  |  Free  |  10 a.m.-1 p.m.  

A day of Black history activities, including a Civil War cemetery walk, hands-on kids’ projects, and a Black Union soldier presentation. 

Juneteenth Celebration (June 19)  |  The Floyd County Library  |  180 W. Spring St., New Albany, Indiana  |  floydlibrary.org  |  Free  |  10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

A “festive day” for all ages with live music, crafts and refreshments. 

Juneteenth: Past, Present, Future (June 19)  |  Various locations  |  ideasxlab.com/unknown  |  Free  |  Noon, 1:30 p.m.

An art-centric Juneteenth event from the (Un)Known Project, starting with poetry and performances at  Roots 101 and a Journey in Our Footprints walk to the Louisville waterfront, ending at the “On the Banks of Freedom” art installation for its unveiling. 

A 502 Juneteenth Community Bike Ride (June 19)  |  Wyandotte Park  |  1104 Beecher St.  |  Search Facebook  |  Free  |  Noon  

A community bike ride of 6.19 miles. 

Juneteenth Celebration (June 19)  |  Coleman Preparatory Academy  |  2627 Crums Lane  |  colemanprep.org  |  Free  |  2-6 p.m.

A family-friendly festival with music, a cornhole tournament, Black businesses, book fair, food trucks and more.

It’s A Family Affair, A Juneteenth Celebration w/ PAKG & Friends (June 19)  |  Zanzabar  |  2100 S. Preston St.  |  zanzabarlouisville.com  |  $20  |  8 p.m.  

Celebrate Black creativity with music from Producing A Kind Generation and Quintette from Soul Purpose.

Juneteenth Comedy Spectacular (June 19)  |  21st in Germantown  |  1481 S. Shelby St.  |  Search Eventbrite  |  $15  |  8-11 p.m.

A comedy show headlined by Brad Sativa (Nashville), accompanied by Louisville favorites.

Juneteenth Party (June 19)  |  Prizm  |  2901 S. Fourth St.  |  prizmpop.com  |  $10  |  10 p.m.-2 a.m.

A party with sounds from Magic Domdi and Coop Le Moderne, drinks from Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey drinks and a giveaway.

Thursday, June 17-19