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Juneteenth 2023: All Events and Happenings in The Palm Beaches

Embracing Freedom and Unity: Experience the Dynamic Juneteenth Events in Palm Beach County.

Juneteenth, short of June Nineteenth, holds immense significance in American history as a celebration of African American freedom and achievement and serving as a symbol of resilience, unity, and progress. With their friendly and inclusive atmosphere, The Palm Beaches host a series of remarkable events to honor Juneteenth. Each event embraces Palm Beach County’s diverse community, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and promoting unity for all residents and visitors alike.

Here is a list of events for Juneteenth 2023.

Courtesy of Juneteenth of Palm Beach County

Annual Juneteenth Unity x Black Excellence Festival

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Location: Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Website: juneteenthpbc.org
 
Now in its 3rd year, the Annual Juneteenth Unity x Black Excellence Festival offers an unforgettable celebration of unity and Black excellence. Held at the scenic Meyer Amphitheater, this event welcomes individuals and families of all backgrounds. From 3 pm to 9 pm, you can enjoy a variety of fun activities, including live music, delicious food, community resources, shopping opportunities supporting local Black-owned businesses, and engaging games and activities for all ages. This festival serves as a significant fundraising effort for Juneteenth of Palm Beach County’s community programs, such as the Culture Clinic, Culture Club, and Mindful Me.

Juneteenth Redteenth Freedom Day Cultural Festival

Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Location: Town Center Amphitheater, 12100 Forrest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414
Website: sicklecellpbc.org

The Juneteenth Redteenth Freedom Day Cultural Festival promises an exciting lineup of entertainment and engaging activities. From 4 pm to 8 pm, immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience filled with live music, food trucks offering diverse culinary delights, a battle of the bands, a fashion show highlighting African American style, and numerous talented performers, including comedian KingChazzy, DJ NaySimone, and poets Georgena, Shariff Butler, Shawn Frazier, Blush the Icon, and Desiree. This family-friendly event is rain or shine. You are encouraged to bring your own chairs and blankets for a comfortable and enjoyable celebration. The festival is organized by the Sickle Cell Foundation of Palm Beach County & Treasure Coast, Inc., which supports individuals and families affected by Sickle Cell Disease/Trait in the region.

Juneteenth Community Day at the Norton Museum of Art

Date: June 17, 2023
 Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Location: Norton Museum of Art, 1450 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Website: norton.org

At the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, the Juneteenth Community Day offers an intergenerational celebration of freedom and the African American experience. From 12 pm to 5 pm, visitors can explore various activities, including delectable food vendors, an artisan market showcasing the work of talented creators, captivating live musical performances, enlightening dance workshops, engaging gallery talks focusing on art by African American artists, enthralling storytelling sessions, and art-making activities that encourage creativity and self-expression. Admission to this event is free.

Juneteenth Think Tank Delray Beach

Date: June 18, 2023
Time: 8 am – 4 pm
Location: Pompey Park, 1101 NW 2nd St., Delray Beach, FL 33444
Website: downtowndelraybeach.com

The Juneteenth Think Tank Delray Beach is a dynamic event that combines intellectual exploration, cultural celebration, and community engagement. This annual gathering invites participants to join in a series of activities throughout the day. The program includes a Prayer Breakfast to start the day on a reflective and spiritual note, Juneteenth Cultural Education sessions that provide a deeper understanding of the historical significance of the day, a lively Rib Cookoff showcasing culinary talent, a Talent Show highlighting the diverse talents within the community, and much more. This event also offers an opportunity to celebrate Father’s Day and honor the important role of fathers and male figures in the community. By supporting the event through donations, individuals can contribute to the ongoing efforts of the Palm Health Foundation’s “The Healthier Together Fund,” which aims to improve the overall well-being of the community.

Juneteenth Festival in Boynton Beach

Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
Time: 12 pm – 5 pm
Location: Sara Sims Park, 209 NW 9th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
Website: boynton-beach.org

The Juneteenth Festival in Boynton Beach is a joyous celebration of freedom and a vibrant showcase of cultural heritage. Taking place at Sara Sims Park from 12 pm to 5 pm, this family-friendly event offers a range of activities and experiences for attendees of all ages. A variety of food trucks and vendors will be present, providing an opportunity to savor delicious cuisines. Live music performances by the Valerie Tyson Band and the J-Sharp Band will captivate the audience, filling the air with soulful melodies. Children will have a blast with bounce houses, face painting, and engaging games like Legos and Connect Four. This festival truly embraces the spirit of Juneteenth, fostering unity, cultural appreciation, and community togetherness.

A Tribute To Count Basie at the Spady Museum

Date: June 17, 2023
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, 170 NW 5th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Website: spadymuseum.com

The Spady Cultural Heritage Museum presents “A Tribute To Count Basie,” an enchanting evening of music dedicated to the legendary jazz musician and other big band luminaries. Accompanied by the 18-piece Diamond Jazz Orchestra, Donna Singer will grace the stage with her captivating vocals, paying homage to the iconic figures who have shaped the genre. Taking place from 6 pm to 8 pm, this benefit concert commemorates Juneteenth and supports the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s mission to preserve and celebrate the contributions of African Americans in the community. By purchasing tickets for this memorable performance, attendees not only enjoy a remarkable musical experience but also contribute to the museum’s ongoing efforts to educate, inspire, and promote cultural heritage.

Heart of The Arts in Lake Worth Beach

Date: Monday, June 19, 2023
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
Location: 15 South J St., Lake Worth Beach
Website: Eventbrite.com

Heart of the Arts is a captivating Juneteenth music and arts festival that showcases the power of creative expression and shared heritage. Presented in collaboration with the Synergy Network Conference, Arms of Hope Community, Flamingo Clay Studio, and Rudy’s Pub, this event promises a day filled with soul-stirring performances, interactive art installations, diverse culinary delights, and an overall celebration of unity and culture. The events takes place in Downtown Lake Worth Beach from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Juneteenth Celebration at The Square

Date: June 17, 2023
Time: 4:15 pm – 8 pm
Location: The Square, 700 South Rosemary Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Website: thesquarewestpalm.com

Join Rohi’s Readery and The Square for an unforgettable evening of honoring Black culture and history for all ages. This special event commemorates the two-year anniversary of Rohi’s Readery’s commitment to Juneteenth and celebrating the community’s Black Excellence. The celebration features a range of activities, including a Beats and Sounds of African Music Dance Session by Natural Movers Foundation, Juneteenth Storytime and Activity by Rohi’s Readery, a Spirit Walk Community and Ancestral Connection session with Blanche Williams, a Culture and Cooking Class with Project Flourish, and an enlightening conversation on Black Joy and the history of Juneteenth with Brian Knowles, the Owner of Teach.Heal.Build.

From festivals highlighting Black excellence to cultural education sessions, live music performances, and art exhibitions, these gatherings honor emancipation and embrace the rich African American heritage. The Palm Beaches’ commitment to diversity and cultural appreciation invites all to participate in these Juneteenth celebrations, fostering a collective pursuit of freedom, equality, and progress.

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