In June 2020, Mayor Greg Fisher signed an executive order recognizing June 19 as an official holiday. Come celebrate with us!
Venue: Downtown Louisville
Start Date: Jun 14th, 2021
End Date: Jun 20th, 2021
WHAT: In June 2020, Mayor Greg Fisher signed an executive order recognizing June 19 as an official holiday for Louisville Metro Government workers, effective this year. Come celebrate with them.
WHERE: Louisville Waterfront Park, 231 Witherspoon St. (unless noted)
WHEN: June 14-20
MORE INFORMATION: juneteenthlou.com
- June 14-18: Juneteenth Camp. Campers will meet for visual art instruction, and poetry workshops on the covered outdoor patio of the David K. Karem Building, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For ages 7 to 12. $260, Waterfront Park members will receive a $25 discount. louisvillevisualart.org/camps-workshops.
- June 17: Juneteenth Commissioners Luncheon Launch: Honoring Bud Dorsey, nationally acclaimed photographer for the Louisville Defender Newspaper. Lunch provided by SuperChefs, Darnell Ferguson. Sponsored by the Humana Foundation. 1:30 p.m.; Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St. Hot Topics discussion with Dawne Gee of WAVE-TV. Profiles people making a difference in our community and highlights events of interest happening in the area. 2 p.m. online (also 2 p.m. June 18), juneteenthlou.com.
- June 18: Juneteenth Bike Night Glow. Big A Shopping Center, 3100 Commerce Center One. Arrive at 7:45 p.m.; depart at 8:30 p.m. For ages 13 and older. Participant must provide their own bike, safety gear and glow lights are required.
- June 19: Reclaim Our African Roots & Propel Futures. Learn how family trees and DNA can be used to re-connect with your African Roots in partnership with African Ancestry Inc. In addition to shedding light on the past, they will invest in the future by providing college scholarships only to patrons of the Shawnee Library. Guest speakers: Dr. Gina Paige, co-founder and president of African Ancestry Inc.; Dr. Rick Kittles, co-founder and scientific director of African Ancestry Inc. Presented by Shawnee Friends of the Library. 10 a.m., online via Facebook: facebook@shawneeFOTL. (eventbrite.com); Juneteenth at Fourth Street Live. As Juneteenth is both a commemoration and a celebration, this event will feature live musical performances by a variety of Louisville-based [musical and spoken word] acts including Victory Boyd. 1-6 p.m.; Screening of This Little Light of Mine. Online screening of a workshop of the new opera “This Little Light of Mine,” about the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Watch for free on the Kentucky Opera’s YouTube page (6 p.m.); celebrate Juneteenth with Black Complex, Waterfront, 3-9 p.m.
- June 20: Virtual worship service (some in-person), Burnette Avenue Baptist Church, 6800 S. Hurstbourne Parkway or livestream, 1 p.m.
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