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 on June 21st for an amazing night filled with great music, culture, and art! Experience live performances that will keep you grooving from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM each night. DJ Wright and Yoshihanaa are teaming up to bring you an unforgettable performance, with the fantastic Rodney Wilkerson as the host and DJ Freaknasty keeping the energy high. Don't miss out - book your tables early for an incredible experience!

The Legacy Museum

Legacy Sites

The Equal Justice Initiative is providing complimentary access to the Legacy Sites on June 19, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

MMFA Juneteenth 2023

Juneteenth 2024

The MMFA will kick off the City of Montgomery's Juneteenth events at 9 AM in the John and Joyce Caddell Sculpture Garden. Attendees can enjoy live performances by Jonathan Michael, participate in Juneteenth-inspired art activities, live demo artists, and a community-driven art initiative.

Bring your family and express your creativity through various art activities. Within the museum, visitors can partake in an audio tour enriched with insights from the Museum staff about artworks significant to Black artists and history, along with themes pertinent to Juneteenth. 

Rosa Parks Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth, Freedom Day

This year marks the 9th annual Juneteenth celebration hosted by the Rosa Parks Museum; the celebration is designed to be inclusive, offering something for everyone to enjoy and learn from. The Juneteenth celebration at Troy University's Rosa Parks Museum is Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in downtown Montgomery on the 200 block of Montgomery Street 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.

The annual event hosted by the Rosa Parks Museum enhances the experience for attendees with an educational component. This year's celebration will focus on mental and physical well-being, offering valuable resources and support to the community. 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.

Juneteenth Family and Friends Freedom Hike

Juneteenth Family and Friends Freedom Hike

Gather your friends and family for a relaxed 1-mile hike in Lagoon Park on June 15 in honor of Juneteenth. It's open to all, including kids with an adult. Wear comfy clothes and shoes, bring water, and feel free to pack some lunch and snacks. Don't forget insect protection! After the hike, gather at the picnic area for some rest and a bite to eat. The hike will kick-off at 10 AM at Lagoon Park's north trailhead, right in front of the Pete Peterson Lodge in Montgomery, Alabama. Best of all, this event is free and open to everyone!

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!

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