Free Chicago Juneteenth events
I started researching these events a couple weeks ago and they were all sold out. Now that the City and State are reopening June 11, 2021 I’m hoping that more slots will open up because they will be back at 100% capacity.
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414.
FREE admission day for Illinois residents with proof of residence. Special event: Black Creativity Family Day is day of activities celebrating the power of creativity and innovation. Special exhibits: Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition
Juneteenth Black to Life Celebration
When:Sat, June 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM CDT
Where:Jackson Park – Columbia Basin Behind the Museum of Science & Industry (take Science Dr to Columbia Dr) More info
On Juneteenth, celebrate resilience, courage, strength and glory. This event is featuring North and West African Dance, Spoken Word, live musical performances, and words of Wisdom and History from Chicago Community Trust CEO Dr. Helene Gayle, former DuSable Museum CEO Dr. Carol Adams, Nigerian Visual Artist Adedayo Laoye, Yoruba Babalawo Ifagbamila Fagunwa and more. Bring a lawn chain or a blanket and a young person.
Complimentary food vouchers for the first 70 guests and chairs for elders provided.
March For US 2021 – Million Man March
When:Sat, June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CDT
Where: 701 S State St. Register
No info on where this march will go or end.
Celebrate | Shop | Support Juneteenth
When:Sat, June 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Where: Absolutely Anything Essential, 3521 South King Drive Register
Shop local businesses for herbs, tea, jewelry, and farmers market. Hear storytellers and historians.
Thank You Chicago Juneteenth Market
When: Sat, June 19, 2021, Doors at 2:00 PM
Where: The Promontory, 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West Register
A pop up market celebrating black business in Chicago. This will feature various business and industries from beauty to fashion. Food trucks will be on site.
Annual Juneteenth Celebration
When: Saturday, June 19, 2021 1pm-6pm
This event is held in your vehicle outside the museum. This may change, Check link above.
Food giveaway at 1:00pm, Virtual Panel 2:00pm; Ceremonial flag raising 3:00pm; Pop-up parage kickoff 3:30pm ; Recognition Ceremony 6:00pm.
Juneteenth Festival at the Regal
When:Sat, June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Avalon Regal Theatre, 1645 East 79th Street, Parking Lot Register
Event includes: Covid Vaccines, Food Trucks from local vendors, health and wellness activities including free yoga, Live Entertainment, Giveaways.
The Lemonade Land Juneteenth Pop Up Market
When: Sat, June 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: 6700 S Dorchester Ave Register
Celebrate black love, black joy and black enterprise. Check out a pop-up market of local micro-businesses selling their products, food and more.
Chicago History Museum Virtual event is Sold Out.