Juneteenth 2022 Events in Philadelphia
Celebrate Juneteenth in Philadelphia with museum exhibits, family festivals, and more.
Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. The holiday originated in 1865, when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the war was over and all enslaved people would be freed for good. Today, Juneteenth is observed annually on June 19 throughout the country to acknowledge the monumental moment in history and celebrate African American culture.
This year, Philadelphia is hosting a variety of Juneteenth festivities for the whole family. From movie screenings and presentations to block parties and festivals, there are plenty of Juneteenth events taking place this weekend to educate & entertain kids and parents alike. Keep reading to learn more about some upcoming Juneteenth 2022 events in Philly.
All Weekend Long
Join the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, June 18 until Monday, June 20 for a weekend full of family programming centered around the federal holiday of Juneteenth.
June 18 – 20, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution – 101 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia
The events below give families an opportunity to celebrate Juneteenth before Sunday. On Friday the 17 and Saturday the 18, organizations throughout the city are hosting Juneteenth celebrations and festivals to ring in the holiday.
June 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cecil B. Moore Library – 2320 Cecil B. Moore Avenue, Philadelphia
June 17 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Laurel Hill Cemetery – 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia
June 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
West Tioga Street – Between North 19st & North 20th Street, Philadelphia
June 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Lovett Park – 6945 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
June 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Johnson House Historic Site – 6306 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
June 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
National Liberty Museum – 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
June 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Woodmere Art Museum – 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Juneteenth Events & Festivals
Organizations and venues throughout the city will be hosting plenty of events for families for Juneteenth. Here are just a few of the celebrations you can expect to see on June 19:
June 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Malcolm X Park – 5100 Pine Street, Philadelphia
June 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Constitution Center – 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia
June 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Please Touch Museum – 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
June 19 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia – 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia
June 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hatfield House – North 33rd Street, Philadelphia
Monday Juneteenth Celebrations
Since it’s on a Sunday this year, many Philly businesses will observe Juneteenth on the day after the holiday. Take a look at some of the Juneteenth events happening on Monday, June 20:
June 20, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Union League Golf Club – 3801 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia
June 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Online – Virtual Event by The National Constitution Center
June 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Matthias Baldwin Park – 423 North 19th Street, Philadelphia
This year, there are more opportunities than ever before to commemorate Juneteenth in Philadelphia. We hope that you and your family have an amazing weekend packed with education and celebration!
Remember to keep checking our Philadelphia Family Calendar for updates and information about more family-friendly events taking place in Philly this summer.
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