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The Ultimate Guide To Juneteenth In Chicago: 50+ Barbecues, Parades And Other Ways To Celebrate This Year

From Rogers Park to Pullman, there are dozens of Juneteenth events to commemorate the date in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Texas to free enslaved people.


Rogers Park Juneteenth Block Party, Pivot Arts Fest Among Weekend Events Hitting Far North Side

Midsommarfest, Pivot Arts Fest and Buena Park Porch Fest are all taking place this weekend on the Far North Side.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Some West Siders Want Lyrical Lemonade Festival Out Of Douglass Park To Make Way For Juneteenth Celebrations

The hip-hop music festival coincides with Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people. Some are frustrated a private company seems to get first dibs on the park rather than residents.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Free Food, COVID Vaccinations And Books Available At Juneteenth Resource Fair Saturday In Pilsen

People also can get help signing up for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at Saturday's fair.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Juneteenth In Chicago: Here Are 30+ Marches, Picnics, Parades And More To Celebrate

Chicagoans can celebrate Juneteenth all weekend at dozens of events around the city.


Juneteenth Is Now An Official State Holiday In Illinois

Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the day enslaved Black Americans were freed in Galveston, Texas.


Chicago History Museum Offering Free Admission And Virtual Event For Juneteenth

The museum's virtual festivities will include a panel discussion on the impact of Juneteenth.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Juneteenth Could Become An Official Chicago Holiday In 2022 After Getting Lightfoot’s Support

The move only needs City Council's approval, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a tweet. She had previously opposed making Juneteenth a city holiday.


City Hosting First Juneteenth Flag-Raising Ceremony At Daley Plaza Monday As Kickoff To Week-Long Celebrations

The Juneteenth flag will be raised at Daley Plaza as part of Chicago's first day of observance for the holiday honoring the liberation of enslaved people.


With Black Culture Week, West Siders Commemorate Juneteenth While Focusing On Wellness And The Ongoing Fight For Equity

The weeklong festival was organized by West Side neighborhood groups and runs through Sunday. "Health and wellness is part of Juneteenth inherently because of what freedom means. It is connected to repair — repair from the harm that has been done and continues to be done."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Makes Juneteenth ‘Day Of Observance,’ But Activists Continue To Seek Official City Holiday Status

June 19 will be officially recognized as Juneteenth, but city workers will get not get a paid day off.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

PHOTOS: Chicagoans Celebrate Juneteenth With Food, Family And Mobile Parade

The event included discussions on the significance of Juneteenth and spoken word poetry performed by local artists and organizers.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Juneteenth Can’t Be A City Holiday Because Chicago Can’t Afford It, Mayor Says

Still, a resolution to honor the holiday passed at Wednesday's City Council meeting — even if the city isn't officially celebrating it with a day off.


Old Town School Of Folk Music Hosting Virtual Juneteenth Celebration Friday

People who plan to enjoy the free concert are being asked to donate to the Chicago Torture Justice Center.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Here’s A List Of Juneteenth Celebrations In Chicago To Lift Your Spirits

There will be car caravans, rallies, giveaways, online concerts and more to mark this Juneteenth.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

With Paid Holiday On Hold, Aldermen Renew Effort For Chicago To Officially Recognize Juneteenth

A new effort could make Juneteenth the second commemorative holiday in the city.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

It’s Time To Make Juneteenth An Official City Holiday, Ald. Says: ‘Black History Is American History’

Juneteenth — or June 19 — marks the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans, and should be celebrated citywide, supporters say.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Juneteenth May Not Be A National Holiday Yet, But Chicago Will Be Celebrating

Looking to celebrate 154 years since slavery was abolished in the United States? Here's your guide.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Celebrate Juneteenth Across Chicago At These Events

Several events over the weekend throughout Chicago honor the unofficial ending of slavery in America.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham