Celebrate Juneteenth With These Milwaukee Events

From a parade to concerts to letter-pressed posters, this weekend is full of Juneteenth festivities.

1. Juneteenth Kick-Off Celebration

FRIDAY FROM NOON-4 P.M. | MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY CENTRAL MALL

This free public kick-off celebration for Juneteenth will spotlight musical acts from Xalaat Africa Drum and Dance for Life, Bembé Drum & Dance, School of Rock and vocal artists. There will also be resource tables with community organizations and Juneteenth history, as well as food trucks, t-shirts and activities. 

2. Juneteenth Legacy Breakfast

SATURDAY FROM 8 A.M.-NOON | THE INSTITUTE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC & ARTS 

The Legacy Breakfast is devoted to acknowledging individuals and organizations in Milwaukee for their distinguished community service. The Institute for the Preservation of African American Music and Arts is hosting this inaugural event to celebrate these community leaders and to establish a scholarship fund that will benefit Milwaukee youth-serving organizations, sororities, fraternities and other civic organizations. 


 

 

MEET THIS YEAR’S FACES OF MILWAUKEE

Milwaukee Magazine connects you with the most trusted and enduring local businesses. Here, we introduce you to the people whose hard work makes these businesses successful. 

 


3. The Black String Triage Ensemble Juneteenth Concert

SATURDAY FROM 4:30 P.M.-7 P.M. | CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

The Black Diaspora Symphony Orchestra presents their Juneteenth Concert, “A Walk Through History.” Before the concert, at 4:30 p.m., symphony founder and music director Dayvin Hallmon will discuss the importance of their program and what the audience can expect. Composer Autumn Maria Reed will explain her new piece written for this concert. The concert begins at 5 p.m. and is free to the public. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by The Black String Triage Ensemb (@theblackstringtriageensemble)

4. 51st Annual Juneteenth Celebration

SUNDAY FROM 9 A.M.-8 P.M.  | 3045 N. DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING DR. 

To kickoff the celebration, the Juneteenth Jubilee Parade starts at 9 a.m. and will travel to East Burleigh Street and North King Drive. The 51st Juneteenth Celebration falls on Fathers Day, so this year’s festivities are dedicated to dads. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is the Juneteenth Street Festival where vendors, music, community resources, history, games, dancing and more will fill the street. Lastly, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. will be the Celebrate Culture Concert. 

The 2021 Juneteenth Street Festival; Photo by Visit Milwaukee

5. America’s Black Holocaust Museum

SUNDAY FROM 10 A.M.-5 P.M. | AMERICA’S BLACK HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

To celebrate Fathers Day and Juneteenth, all dads’ admissions to America’s Black Holocaust Museum will be free. The Museum is also hosting a block party and indoor events, including family arts and crafts, community roundtable discussions, a music performance by Spider Creek and more. The museum will also have a table at Milwaukee’s 51st Annual Juneteenth Celebration. 

6. Juneteenth Poster Workshop

SUNDAY FROM 1-3 P.M. | THE BINDERY 

The Bindery is collaborating with MKE Black, a Black-owned business directory, for Juneteenth to letterpress the message provided by MKE Black, “Black UNITY creates community.” The Bindery, along with local creative studio bearbear, will aid participants in printing posters with two print approaches. Participants will leave the event with their own posters, and each will have information about MKE Black as well as a QR code linking to more information. 

 
 
 
 
 
View this post on Instagram
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by The Bindery (@thebinderymke)

Comments

comments