More Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth 2021 in Metro Detroit

Juneteenth National Independence Day became a recognized federal holiday Thursday, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, marking the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 when slaves in Texas found out they were free by Union Army general Gordon Granger. (

There are great ways to celebrate this newest holiday… although some states have been celebrating for years…  in and around Metro Detroit Including these listed in the Detroit Metro Times:

Emagine Entertainment Juneteenth Film Festival

This second annual film festival benefitting the UNCF (United Negro College Fund). See website for full schedule; Emagine Royal Oak; 200 N. Main St., Royal Oak; 248-414-1000; Tickets are $5.


Juneteenth Painting with Darts

Pop paint-filled balloons with darts where you can create your own abstract street art, listen to great music with great food as well. Event runs from 3-6 p.m.; Lafayette Lofts 1301 W. Lafayette Blvd. #114, Detroit; Admission is $45.

The Complete list is here: Where to celebrate Juneteenth 2021 in metro Detroit

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