Juneteenth in Minnesota: Schedule of Events

Juneteenth will be celebrated on Friday, June 19 2020 and go on throughout the weekend. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society

Here are the Juneteenth celebrations in Minnesota that we are aware of. Most are virtual events in observance of social distancing guidelines in the age of COVID-19 but a handful are not. In the events that are not, follow CDC guidelines and wear a mask.

You can read about the historical legacy of Juneteenth at the National Museum of African American History and Culture wesbite.

June 19th Celebration: 2:00 – 5:00 PM, 1900 Nicollet Ave S., Minneapolis MN

Come celebrate with us as we celebrate the true Independence Day!
Food and fun!Creating a stronger community, there will be resources for those in need,mental health tent to discuss how to move forward and thrive, Free food, Get to know local businesses, and more.

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/575698156682237/

Community Gathering: June 19th. 3:00 PM Cup Food, 3759 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis MN

Come celebrate and learn about Juneteenth with free food, open mic and live performances. Please wear a mask at this event and practice social distancing.

Reparations Rally: June 19th 4:00 PM, Minnesota State Capitol, 75 Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. St. Paul MN

Social Justice Rally: June 19th 5:00 PM, Brooklyn Park City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. North, Brooklyn Park MN

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/255397205557107/

Ashes to Beauty Block Party: June 19th 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Kelley Park, 6855 Fortino St. Apple Valley MN

This party will feature speakers, performances, black retail and food vendors along with music and kid activities.

Caravan Parade: June 20th 11:00 AM, UROC parking lot in your vehicles, 2001 Plymouth Ave. North in Minneapolis MN

Decorate your vehicles and bring the family out. The route will be East on Plymouth Ave N, right on West Lyndale Ave N, right on Olson Memorial Hwy, turn left on N Bryant Ave, right on Penn Ave, right on Plymouth Ave and it will end back on the UROC parking lot for a community prayer.

Contact Lee Jordan at junetenthspeaks@gmail.com for more information

Black Broadway: June 20th 1:00 – 5:00 PM Cub Food parking lot, 701 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis MN

This gathering will feature speakers, performances, black retail and food vendors along with music and kid activities. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1426447667547699/

Blackout Bike Ride: June 20th 4:00 – 5:15 PM, starting at the UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave. North in Minneapolis MN

The bike ride will start at the UROC and stop for rests at the Walker Art Center and the George Floyd Memorial at 38th and Chicago before circling back to the UROC. Please being water, snacks and your mask. If you need a bike or have accessibility needs email freeblackdirt@gmail.com

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