Celebrate Juneteenth in Montgomery County
This time last year, we as a nation came together to support Black Americans in the wake of a nationwide movement in support of Black Lives Matter. Part of supporting this national movement included observing Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the southern United States. Now celebrated annually on June 19 throughout the United States, Juneteenth continues to gain national and federal recognition.
We invite you to join us, here in Montgomery County, as our communities gear up for a day of equal observation and celebration this Juneteenth.
The Elmwood Park Zoo is proud to host it's first Juneteenth event this Saturday. Join the Greater Norristown NAACP for a Juneteenth Celebration filled with music, food, art, books, crafts, vendors, and more at Elmwood Park Zoo on Saturday, June 19 from 1-4pm.
Presented by the Montgomery County Chapter of the Black Democratic Caucus, the First Annual Juneteenth Celebration will take place in Norristown. Join in this Saturday, from 5pm - 9pm, as vendors, food trucks, and entertainers line the streets for a block party in celebration of Juneteenth. There will be a dedication ceremony of a BLM Mural in addition to the day's festivities.
For those looking to indulge in the historical significance of the Juneteenth, head to Peter Wentz Farmstead. The historic home will offer special Juneteenth tours on Saturday, June 19, to share the story of Jack, an enslaved person who sought and escaped to freedom from the farm in the 18th century.
I Saw Visions Art & Culture Boutique is proud to host it's Juneteenth Celebration Event. Artist and founder, Sharia A. Wallace opened ISV with the mission "to serve as a beacon that summons all people of color, as well as allies, all creatives, and designers and wellness experts to join in one grand display of artistry and unity".
This event serves as a celebration of Juneteenth as well as the grand launch event for the boutique. Check out I Saw Visions to learn more.
Head to Pottstown for the community's Juneteenth festival! Featuring games, food trucks, vendor items, and other activities, the festival will be held in Manatawny Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is brought to the community by Troy Rivera and Nate Smith, both of Pottstown, in partnership with the Pottstown Branch of the NAACP.
In June 2020, the group(s) organized the successful “Pottstown Rally for Peace and Equality”. It inspired speeches, prayers, and a peaceful march as a public sign of unity against racial discrimination and injustice. This year, the Juneteenth festival continues the mission of promoting equality, peace and community.
For more information on the Pottstown Juneteenth Festival, click here.
The first annual Juneteenth Celebration, presented by the Lansdale Black Business Association, is set to take place at Memorial Park. This year's celebration will include food, music, crafts and culture and will take place from 11am - 5pm. Join in to celebrate Juneteenth with the Lansdale community.