Juneteenth, a holiday held each year on June 19, is the day in which slaves were truly freed in 1865. People across the country come together and celebrate this monumental day in history.
Here’s a list of ways you can celebrate Juneteenth in Baton Rouge.
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Friday, June 19 (Juneteenth)
- The Hate You Give Virtual Discussion
- 7 p.m.
- Zoom ID: 303 557 3854
- Juneteenth Block Party at Millennial Park
- 6 – 8 p.m.
- Enjoy Family and Friends, Food and Music
- Millennial Park is located at 3817 Florida St.
- KAWD Juneteenth Celebration
- 6 – 10 p.m.
- Enjoy Music, Poetry and Art
- This celebration is taking place at 4242 Government St.
- Unity Glow Bike Ride
- 6 – 7 p.m.
- $30 per bike
- This ride located at 3817 Florida St.
Saturday, June 20
- Louisiana Suit Up March
- 10 a.m.
- Old State Capitol at 100 North Blvd.
- Inaugural Unified Juneteenth Caravan (Social Distanced)
- Caravan Lineup 10:30 a.m.
- Located at Memorial Stadium at 1702 Foss St.
- Join the Baton Rouge African American Museum, State Representative Denise Marcelle and CADAV
- Juneteenth Unity Downtown Festival
- 3 – 9 p.m.
- Recommended to bring a blanket
- The festival will be at 200 North Blvd.
- Join BR For The People and The Renaissance Louisiana Council of Collegiate Leadership