The place to have a good time Juneteenth within the Twin Cities

There’s been an uptick within the scope and variety of Juneteenth festivities within the Twin Cities this yr.

Whereas which may be partly because of the waning pandemic, recognition of our latest nationwide vacation is probably going being fueled by an increase in equality activism and delight of heritage. Native celebrations, which honor African American tradition, characteristic storytelling, readings, children actions and dwell performances in addition to meals distributors and markets.

This is a sampling of Juneteenth occasions this weekend.


Lutheran Social Service: Occasion highlights Black distributors promoting clothes, jewellery, art work, meals and extra. Midday to 4 p.m. Heart for Altering Lives, 2400 Park Av., Mpls.


Breck College: “Kumbayah, the Juneteenth Story.” An unique play with a pre-show reception and post-show dialogue moderated by Tamuriel Grace, 10 a.m. present and Kevin Lindsey, 7 p.m. Fri., pre-show reception at 5:30 p.m. at Breck’s Carlson Theater, 123 Ottawa Av. N., Golden Valley.

Apple Valley: The Unapologetically Black occasion options children’ actions, Black-owned meals and retail distributors and music. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Fri. Apple Valley Community Center, 14603 Hayes Road, Apple Valley.

Harrison Park: Music, meals and actions. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Fri. 503 Irving Av. N., Mpls.

Creekview Park: Out of doors film screening of “Summer season of Soul.” Nightfall Fri. 5001 Humboldt Av. N., Mpls.


Sanctuary Covenant Church: Household-friendly actions, video games, meals, storytelling and academic and leisure alternatives. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. 2018 Aldrich Av. N., Mpls.

Brooklyn Heart: Distributors, actions, meals and leisure. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. Centennial Park, 6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy., Brooklyn Heart.

Midtown World Market: Dance efficiency, crafts, music and storyteller Beverly Cottman. Midday-3 p.m. Sat. 920 E. Lake St., Mpls.

Bethune Bark: A parade to the park, the place there shall be meals vans, leisure, children’ actions and displays. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat. Bethune Park, 1304 tenth Av. N., Mpls.

Burnsville: Visitor audio system, household actions, Tropics Metal Drum Band and line dancing. 1-3:30 p.m. Sat. North River Hills Park, 11501 nineteenth Av., Burnsville.

UROC: Commemorative march and block occasion with curler skating, mural and art-making, free meals and haircuts, music, distributors and audio system. 1-6 p.m. Sat. Robert J. Jones City Analysis and Outreach-Engagement Heart, 2001 Plymouth Av. N., Mpls.

St. Paul: YMCA St. Paul will host a celebration of music, leisure and meals. 3-7 p.m. Sat. Boyd Park, 335 Selby Av., St. Paul.


West Broadway: Robotics and drone competitions, trend present, Black artwork, kids’s actions, meals vans and distributors. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Solar. West Broadway from Bryant to Emerson Avs. N., Mpls.

George Floyd Sq.: Block Occasion with distributors, video games, performances and free meals. Midday-6 p.m. Solar. 3736 Chicago Av. S., Mpls.

Hook & Ladder: The Soul of the South Facet options dwell music, audio system, poets, Black-owned enterprise market, dwell artwork and meals distributors. 1-6 p.m. Solar. 3010 Minnehaha Av. S., Mpls.

Juneteenth Father’s Day Version: Meals vans, distributors and household actions. 2-8 p.m. Solar. Johnson Excessive College car parking zone, 1349 Arcade St., St. Paul.

Juneteenth Celebration Roseville: Leisure and BIPOC enterprise distributors. 4-8 p.m. Solar. Central Park, 2540 Lexington Av. N., Roseville.

Juneteenth Neighborhood Celebration: Household actions, leisure and free meals. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Solar. Carty Park, 705 Iglehart Av., St. Paul. 612-223-1425.

Emagine Theaters: All through the month of June, Emagine Willow Creek and Eagan theaters host a Juneteenth movie pageant with screenings of “College Daze,” “Coming 2 America,” “Sorry to Trouble You” and extra. Proceeds will profit the United Negro School Fund. For movie schedule, go to