Celebrate Freedom and Culture in Muskegon County this Juneteenth!

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Juneteenth, also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, commemorates the abolition of slavery in the United States. Muskegon County proudly honors this significant day with various events that bring the community together in reflection and celebration.

Join us for the following celebrations and events! (Click on titles for more information.)

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Juneteenth Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with a fun-filled weekend at Mona Lake Park! The Muskegon Young Black Professionals (MYBP) and the West Michigan Juneteenth Celebration host a Family Fun Day with free food, activities, games, and live music. The following day, enjoy a Juneteenth Social Mixer featuring food trucks, trivia, live music, vendors, and a welcoming atmosphere for all ages. Learn about MYBP, connect with your community, and celebrate Juneteenth together! Everyone is welcome!

Muskegon Juneteenth Parade

Join us for the inaugural Juneteenth Parade presented by Taking Back Muskegon Inc. Parade entries will march along Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Mark your calendars for a day of cultural pride and shared heritage. Celebrate the richness of our history and embrace diversity with us.

Black Business Expo

Celebrate Juneteenth and Father's Day at the Black Business Expo! Hosted by Black Wall Street Muskegon, this free community event at the Muskegon Farmers Market connects you with local Black entrepreneurs offering unique products, services, and delicious food and drinks. Find the perfect Father's Day gift while supporting Black-owned businesses in Muskegon!

Two Chicks with a Plan Present Juneteenth “The Play”

Experience a moving theatrical performance with "Juneteenth: The Play" by 2 Chicks with a Plan. This heartwarming historical drama follows Bennie, a newly freed man, on his quest to reunite with his brother. Enjoy music, dance, and powerful performances that honor history and celebrate freedom. Proceeds benefit Port City Football and Cheerleaders. Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in a powerful story of family and freedom!

Juneteenth with a Rhythmic Drum Circle

Celebrate Juneteenth with a rhythmic adventure at the Hackley Public Library! Join "Rhythms of Freedom," an interactive drum circle led by facilitator Elijah Stephen. This energetic event welcomes all ages to explore African drumming traditions, learn about Juneteenth through rhythm and community, and connect with others through the power of music. Space is limited, so register today!

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Deepen Your Understanding

Make an appointment to explore The James Jackson Museum of African American History. Learn about the significant contributions of African Americans to the growth of America. Discover the culture and history through the museum’s collection, leaving with a deeper knowledge and greater appreciation of the African American narrative.

Plan your Juneteenth celebration in Muskegon today!

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