Louisiana's Juneteenth Celebrations

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Juneteenth is a national holiday to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved African American people and is now a celebration of Black culture in the United States. Check out all the ways you can mark the day in Louisiana. 

Let The Good Times Roll

Shreveport

Join Rho Omega and Friends for a three-day festival honoring African American heritage and culture in Shreveport, Louisiana. This event truly celebrates the African American community's music, art, fashion, and unity. Be sure to check out the lineup with local, regional, and nationally recognized musicians!

Juneteenth Heritage Festival

Grambling

Join the City of Grambling on Friday night and all day Saturday for a weekend of family fun! For the fitness fanatics, you can participate in a 5K on Saturday morning. This festival will be full of cookouts, original movie screenings, a paint party and even a fishing tournament. Be sure to register if you wish to participate in the activities and contests.

Juneteenth Celebration Concert

Ruston

The Real Change in Ruston Committee partnered with the Zion Traveler CDC to throw Ruston's annual Juneteenth celebration concert! This year, the show will be held on June 18 and include musical guests Zacardi Cortez, Monica Lisa Stevenson, Lasha' Knox and Jimmy Hicks. Tickets are only $5!

Madam CJ Walker Louisiana Juneteenth Celebration and Parade

Ferriday

Join in on a multi-day festival in northeast Louisiana that invites people of all backgrounds to enjoy Black culture and history. A historical parade on Saturday, June 18  details the unforgettable journey of African Americans since 1863. The parade rolls at 9:00 am in Ferriday, Louisiana. Be sure to stick around for additional celebrations and entertainment, including Sunday's Gospel concert at St. Joseph church. Learn more about the event here.

Black Heritage Festival & Juneteenth Celebration

Many

All races, ethnicities and nationalities come together for a community celebration of the African American experience in Many. The all-day event will include a parade, praise and worship, storytelling, a traditional pig roast and live music. Find out how you can take part here.

Juneteenth Festival

New Orleans

Celebrate Juneteenth all weekend long at the Juneteenth Festival in New Orleans. From June 18-20, a variety of events will take place, including the Juneteenth Freedom Gala on Saturday, a free festival in Armstrong Park on Sunday, and "Peace in the East at The Beach" on Monday. For more information, see the festival website here

Juneteenth Celebration

Mansfield

Make your way to historic downtown Mansfield for the ninth annual Juneteenth Celebration. This event truly is a celebration with some of Louisiana's best hip hop, zydeco and blues artists hitting the stage. Don't miss the annual parade, community talent show, history of Juneteeth presentation, soul food vendors and more. Learn more about the event here.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

Covington

The City of Covington invites you to Rev. Peter Atkins Park for a day of community celebration. Begin with the Freedom Parade, followed by a program and resource fair, fashion show and more. Enjoy a day in Covington that is sure to empower, educate and entertain. Find out more about the program here.

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Lake Charles

Lake Charles sets out to create an event to honor the history of African American people and bring pride to the local community with the Juneteeth Freedom Festival. Start the weekend off with a step back in time at the Night at The Cotton Club Event. Held at the Paramount Room, the evening will feature classic music from Jarvis Jacobs and the Gents, as well as songstress Leah NiCollette. The weekend continues with community health events, a movie under the stars at the Lake Charles Amphitheatre and a fireworks show. Find more information on the event here.