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Juneteenth Events in Winston-Salem

On June 19, 1865, the enslaved African Americans in Texas were officially freed, marking the end of slavery in the United States. Celebrate this historic day by attending one (or several) Juneteenth events in Winston-Salem!

June 10, 2024

Juneteenth Events in Winston-Salem
Photo credit Owens Daniels


Art Exhibition Reception | Thursday, June 13 | 6 PM | The Enterprise Center

  • You can view a new exhibition, “Healers in Focus: Twin City Doctors Through the Lens of Owens Daniels,” which will feature artistic photographs of local healthcare professionals. The photographer being featured also took the photo featured in this article!


Freedom Celebration | Thursday, June 13 – Monday, June 17 | Various Locations

  • Honor the history of African Americans through an open house at Lexington Public Library, gravesite exploration, a celebration service at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, and an open dialogue on local Black neighborhoods.


Juneteenth Festival | Saturday, June 15 | 1-8 PM | Innovation Quarter

  • Triad Cultural Arts presents the 25th annual Juneteenth Festival! Enjoy family activities, a vendor market, food trucks, live music, and more.


Juneteenth Jubilee | Saturday, June 15 | 6-10 PM | SECCA

  • Celebrate Black creativity through musical performances, art experiences, small businesses, food vendors, and more.


Freedom’s Melody – A Juneteenth Brunch | Sunday, June 16 | 12:30-5 PM | Sweet Potatoes Restaurant

  • Enjoy a delicious brunch of curried shrimp and grits, sausage gravy over a sweet potato biscuit, and “A Sunday Thing” fried chicken. DJ Special K of 102 Jamz complements the meal with a selection of jazz and R&B (12:30 PM) and Afrobeats (3 PM).


Juneteenth Celebration | Tuesday, June 18 | 6 PM | Harmon Park

  • Join the Town of Kernersville for live music, a keynote speech from Bishop Seth Lartey, and a drone show!


Inaugural Celebration | Saturday, June 29 | 12-6 PM | Masonic Picnic Grounds

  • The Town of Mocksville holds its first Juneteenth Celebration with food trucks, music, vendors, and inflatables + train rides for the kids.


Don’t stop the celebration when Juneteenth ends – grab tickets to see Black creatives perform at the International Black Theatre Festival in July and August!



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