Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is a time to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and celebrate the progress we have made in the pursuit of equality and justice. Juneteenth holds a special significance in Montgomery, the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and a city where the legacies of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. continue to inspire generations.

During the Juneteenth celebrations in Montgomery, you can expect a  multitude of experiences that bring the community together in unity and celebration. From educational workshops and historical tours to artistic performances and lively parades, there is something for everyone to enjoy and learn from.

For the Culture Juneteenth 2023

For the Culture Juneteenth Weekend

Celebrate Juneteenth at the B.B. Kings Blues Club with a 3 day musical jamboree. From June 16 to June 18 experience live performances that will keep you grooving from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM each night.

June 16, is Mr. Smoke's Album Release Party featuring soulful sounds of Mo' Elements as they take the stage, captivating the audience with their musical talents. Then, on June 17, be mesmerized by the incredible vocals of Lisa Perkins as she delivers an unforgettable performance. To keep the keeping the energy high and the party going, DJ Meek will be spin' all weekend.

Red Bluff Juneteenth Weekend

Juneteenth Weekend: Celebrate Freedom Now

Get ready for an incredible Juneteenth Weekend Celebration at Red Bluff Bar on Montgomery's historic waterfront from June 16-18. This weekend festival will honor history, celebrate freedom, and the ability to come together to experience the best of Montgomery's music, art, culinary delights, and more.

MMFA Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth 2023

The MMFA will kick off the City of Montgomery's Juneteenth events with a celebration of freedom, African American art, culture, creativity, and community. The festivities begin at 9:00 AM at the Caddell Sculpture Garden gates.

Bring your family and unleash your creativity through various art activities. Experience the power of art and its ability to bring people together. Begin by joining the parade into the Garden, setting the stage for a day of joy and togetherness. Help create something meaningful and inspiring by contributing to a captivating community mural led by our featured artist, EL Chisolm. Indulge in delicious treats from Verde Cafe and groove to the beats of local musicians performing live.

Juneteenth Freedom Day

Juneteenth, Freedom Day

The Juneteenth celebration at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum is on June 17th. from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The festivities will be held on the 200 block of Montgomery Street in downtown Montgomery and is free and open-to-the-public.

As part of the celebration, you are invited to take complimentary tours of the Rosa Parks Museum and Children's Wing, where you can deepen your understanding of the historical significance of Juneteenth and the inspiring legacy of Rosa Parks.

Additionally, in the spirit of Juneteenth explore diverse offerings from local vendors, savor delicious food, and discover unique merchandise. Enjoy the rhythm and melodies of live music, creating an energetic atmosphere that celebrates freedom and unity. Let your children engage in fun activities designed just for them in the kids' area.

2023 Juneteenth Celebration

2023 Juneteenth Celebration

On June 17, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, head to the Riverwalk Amphitheater for an unforgettable family-friendly event filled with entertainment, food trucks, vendors, a kids zone, educational presentations, and cultural art exhibits.

Experience the vibrant atmosphere and enjoy live music performances by 2nd Coming, a talented musical group set to captivate your senses. Immerse yourself in enlightening educational presentations, deepening your understanding of the significance of Juneteenth and its historical context. Marvel at the rich cultural art exhibits that highlight the talents and creativity of local artists. Indulge in delectable treats from a variety of food trucks, offering a range of flavors to satisfy your cravings. Explore the diverse selection of vendors, showcasing unique crafts and products. Let the kids have a blast in the dedicated Kids Zone, featuring exciting activities and games.

Juneteenth River Boat Jam

Juneteenth River Jam

Don't miss this one-of-a-kind experience that combines celebration, music, and the beautiful river views of Montgomery. Come and be a part of the We the People Juneteenth celebration on Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise, party and pedal your way through an unforgettable cruise. The 20-passenger pedal cruise offers a BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) experience, creating a lively and festive atmosphere. Choose from four departure times at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm, ensuring there's a time slot that suits your schedule. Join Sip-n-Cycle Pedal Cruise for an exhilarating Juneteenth celebration!

Juneteenth Father's Day Celebration

Juneteenth Picnic

Celebrate Juneteenth and Father's Day with the Mayor's Young Professional Council at the Juneteenth Picnic Father's Day Celebration on June 18 from 1-4 PM at the MMFA. This exciting event promises an afternoon filled with music, games, activities, and a variety of delicious food trucks.

Let us honor the struggles and triumphs of our ancestors while envisioning a future where justice, equality, and freedom flourish.