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Traditional Flint Juneteenth Celebration | June 1 - 19, 2024

Celebrating Black Liberation

Spotlight at the Flint Cultural Center, Saturday June 15, 2024 event graphic showcasing the Freedom March Unity walk.

Funded by Bridging Michigan

Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are honored to partner and host a portion of the Juneteenth festivities for a 4th year on the Flint Cultural Campus

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Spotlight @ Flint Cultural Center | Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Longway Planetarium Greenspace | 1310 E. Kearsley St. Flint, MI 48503
Sponsored by: Flint Cultural Center Organizations

All are welcome to join the traditional Freedom March to open the Juneteenth Celebration and provide spiritual covering for the festivities to kick off the events at 11 a.m.

Play games and enjoy a balloon artist and face painting on the lawn of Gloria Coles Flint Public Library to kickstart your summer reading adventure!

Engage with the inspiring author, Leon El-Alamin, author of Tears Dry and Wounds Heal: The Story of My Life. Leon is the founder of the M.A.D.E. Institute, a transformative organization dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated individuals experience renewal. Located in the Gloria Coles Flint Public Library

Collaborate with the FIA and your fellow community members on an oversized paint-by-number, create your own chalk art with many emerging Flint artists, and enjoy making a meaningful Kuumba beaded bracelet to take home with you. Be sure to stop in the Hot Shop for a special glass-blowing demonstration featuring the colors of freedom.

Enjoy live music and entertainment on the Longway Planetarium lawn, Headlined by Flint’s own Mama Sol and other talented artists including the Eclipse Band, sponsored by Flint Institute of Music, and more! Dancing and celebration is encouraged!

Bounce houses and other fun games and hands-on activities for kids!

Browse the vendors and food trucks to discover a taste of Flint’s local food and artisan scene.

Interested in being a vendor? Sign up here.

Juneteenth, also known as “Emancipation Day” or “Freedom Day,” commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was declared a National holiday - a day for African Americans to honor their culture and history, while also giving non-Black people an opportunity to learn about the day’s significance.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

June 1-19, 2024

Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Learn more about 2024 Juneteenth events being celebrated throughout Flint

For more information, email FlintJuneteenth810@gmail.com

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