As the nation commemorates Juneteenth, a celebration of African American freedom in the United States, Greater Fort Lauderdale hosts a series of celebrations with vibrant events honoring this pivotal moment in history. With something for everyone under the sun, take a peek at what’s in store throughout June.

 
Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

When: June 1 - 30, 2024

Where: Throughout the City of Pompano Beach

From June 1 - 30, Pompano Beach invites visitors and locals alike to experience a range of cultural events in honor of Juneteenth, including a story time session at the Blanche Ely House Museum, the Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival, the Southern Fried Poetry Slam, and more! For a full list of programming and ticket information, click here.

 

Hued Songs: The Juneteenth Experience

When: June 14, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Lillian S. Wells Hall at The Parker

707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale

Part of the Arts for Action: Black Voice Series, this immersive event promises to captivate audiences with a powerful piece of concert theater. From soulful melodies to gospel rhythms and classical arrangements, the performance weaves together a powerful tapestry of sound, spoken word, and dance paying homage to Juneteenth's spirit of liberation and freedom. For additional performance details and to purchase tickets, click here

 

Black Art Brunch

When: June 15, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Victory Black Box Theatre at the L.A. Lee YMCA/Mizell Community Center

1409 NW 6 Street, Fort Lauderdale

Now in its fourth year, the annual Black Art Brunch promises an unforgettable afternoon of music and art! With live performances and important “meet the artist” conversations with both established and emerging Black artists, guests will also have the opportunity to shop local vendors and sample amazing food. Tickets range from $25 - $60, with proceeds benefiting Noir Infusion Arts Projects, a pioneering venture dedicated to cultivating and showcasing the vibrant creativity of African American artists in South Florida. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

When: June 15, 2024 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Where: Carter Park

1450 W. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale

Don’t miss the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Juneteenth celebration, complete with incredible cultural performances, arts and crafts, local food vendors, kids’ activities, and more! Learn more.

 

Juneteenth Celebration Presented by the City of Tamarac

When: June 15, 2024 from 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Where: Tamarac Sports Complex

9901 NW 77th St., Tamarac

Discover the profound significance of Juneteenth with this epic celebration, featuring performances by Ashanti Cultural Arts, guest poets, live music by the Old Skool Gang, delicious food vendors, a kids’ area, and much more! Learn more.

 

23rd Annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival at Northwest Library

When: June 15, 2024 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where: Apollo Park

1580 NW 3rd Ave, Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Enjoy free family fun with live entertainment, art, history, and the legendary pie-tasting contest. Highlights include performances by the Cross Family Singers, Dottie Kelly, and Julius Sanna, plus historic games, arts and crafts, and delicious food. Register for the Library Summer Learning Program and learn about Juneteenth with a special lecture by Dr. Clovis LeMar. Don’t miss out on this celebration of culture and community. Learn more.

 

Miramar Juneteenth Family Day 

When: June 19, 2024 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Miramar City Hall Plaza

2300 Civic Center Pl., Miramar

Embark on a fun-filled day of culture, history and art at the City of Miramar’s Juneteenth Family Day. Kids can enjoy a host of activities, including an interactive scavenger hunt, jewelry crafting, a step show, and a pop-up African Art Exhibit. Plus, every child will receive a free book to take home (while supplies last). Learn more.

 

3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration, “Reimagined Juneteenth: Unchained” 

When: June 20 - 22, 2024

Where: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center

3800 NW 11th Pl., Lauderhill

Join Black Genius in Flight for an immersive weekend of thought-provoking discussion, vibrant visual arts, side-splitting comedy, and soulful live performances. For full programming details, click here. To purchase tickets, visit www.lpacfl.com.