Join us in Springfield, Missouri, this year to commemorate Juneteenth. Unite and celebrate delicious cuisine, awe-inspiring live performances, vibrant concerts and our thriving black-owned businesses in Southwest Missouri. For more information on events happening in Springfield, see our full events calendar by clicking here.

What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on June 19, 1865, slaves in the United States were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

Upcoming Events

June 14, 2024

Juneteenth Turnt Up Tour

6 p.m.: Attend the Juneteenth Presents: Turnt Up Tour at the Historic Gillioz Theatre. See the Ying Yang Twins, Twista and Paul Wall live. Tickets are $30 or two for $50.

June 15, 2024

Juneteenth 2024

11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Head to the Springfield Expo Center for a full-day celebration. Tour different vendor booths, dine on some delicious food and listen to some live performances.

6 p.m.: Watch "The Milly Project" performed live at the Springfield Art Museum. "The Milly Project" is a true account of an enslaved woman in Springfield becoming a freed woman.

June 16, 2024

4 p.m.: Hear a Gospel Choir Celebration at Washington Avenue Baptist Church.

June 19th, 2024

1-6:30 p.m.: Enjoy the Splash & Sizzle Discount pool admission at Grant Beach, Silver Springs and Westport Pools. Pool admission is $1 or free with a canned food donation. Donations benefit Ozarks Food Harvest. View full outdoor pool schedule and learn more about Splash & Sizzle Discounts:

June 22

Juneteenth Celebration

10 a.m.-9 p.m. Stop by and join the UCC at Jordan Valley Park for one of the top community events in the area.

There will be so many fun events and activities to enjoy, such as:

  • Vendors/ Marketplace
  • Live Music & Dance
  • Food & Drinks
  • And So Much More!

Learn more about the Juneteenth Weekend Celebration events at 

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