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Juneteenth Celebration 2021

  • 3901 Abbot Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46806
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  • Dates: June 13, 2021 - June 19, 2021
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: McMillen Park
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Varies


Unity in the community takes center stage for Fort Wayne’s Freedom Day. Over 30 organizations and 70 individuals have come together to form the Juneteenth Collaborative and facilitate a week-long Cultural Celebration. Juneteenth is an annual holiday to observe the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865.

This week-long Celebration will take place in various locations on the Southeast side of Fort Wayne. The Elder Jubilee Brunch, held at Turner Chapel AME (the oldest African-American church in the city), will kick-off the events on Sunday, June 13th, from 2pm-4pm. The Celebration will end with a passing of the torch ceremony at Weisser Park, The ALC promenade down Oxford Street, and festivities held at McMillen Park on Saturday, June 19th from 10:30am - 6pm. The events will offer education, culture, and family fun. We are excited to announce Juneteenth Fort Wayne 2021! (Schedule Below)

Sunday, June 13th, 2021
"Elder Jubilee Brunch" Juneteenth Kick-Off – Honoring Community Elders

Time: 2pm-4PM
Location: 836 E. Jefferson Blvd. Turner Chapel AME

Monday, June 14th, 2021
“Sowing Seeds” Gardening w/ Smiley's Garden Angels & Human Agricultural Co-Operative
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 2500 Tillman Rd., next to Fellowship Missionary Church

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
“Power of Black Economics” Black Economics w/ Liberty Group Realty - House to Holmes

Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 836 E. Jefferson Blvd, Turner Chapel AME Church

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
“Freedom Fest – A Day of Remembrance” Showcase Local Black Artists Health Hut and Urban Update

Time: 6pm-9pm
Location: 3304 Fairfield Ave., Health Hut Wellness Center.

Thursday, June 17th, 2021
“Lawn & Learn” Interactive Community Discussion
Time: 6pm-8pm
Location: 2135 S. Hanna St., Urban League 

Friday, June 18th, 2021
“Under the Tent” Young Adult Night (age: 21+)
Time: 8pm-12pm
Location: 5921 Hessen Cassel Rd., Ayahso Nice Jamaican Grill & Creamery 

Saturday June 19, 2021
"The Art Leadership Center Promenade"
Passing of the Torch Ceremony | Time: 10:30am-11am
Promenade | Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Weisser Park

Saturday June 19, 2021
“Freedom Day”
Time: 2pm-6pm
Location: 3901 Abbott St., McMillen Park


Event Schedules

Due to ongoing precautions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, events may be subject to changes, attendance restrictions, or cancellations. Please check with the event host and or venue for any events you are planning to attend. 

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