Boston Juneteenth Events 2023 - Celebrations, Parades, Concerts, and more!

Juneteenth Boston Events 2023 – Celebrations, Parades, Concerts, and more!

As the city prepares to commemorate the historical significance of Juneteenth Boston 2023, the community is also brewing a series of celebrations, parades, and concerts for everyone to enjoy!

If you were looking for a “Juneteenth parade near me” or soul-stirring concerts in the city, immerse yourself in the spirit of freedom and join the citywide festivities and the many Juneteenth celebration Boston has to offer.

Check out our list of Boston Juneteenth Events 2023 and together, pay tribute to this remarkable occasion through these wonderful activities.

When is Juneteenth 2023?

Juneteenth is the celebration of the anniversary of June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed in Galveston to officially tell slaves in Texas that they were free. Juneteenth is now an official federal holiday, so there’s more reason than ever to celebrate.

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Juneteenth Boston Events 2023

Celebrate Juneteenth with Little Uprisings

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Children aged 6-11 years old will learn about racial justice to empower and imagine themselves as change makers, practice being change makers, and ultimately be the change makers. No registration required.
When:  Tuesday, June 13, 2023 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 40 Academy Hill Rd, Brighton, MA 02135
How Much: FREE

Celebrate Juneteenth with Wee the People

For children ages 8-12, Kids notice a LOT, including skin color. They sense that it matters, and they have questions about how and why. Together we will explore how racism is not just one thing, but also a problem with many parts working together — problems that take more than individual kindness to solve
When:  Friday, June 16, 2023 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: 690 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122
How Much: FREE

Celebrate Juneteenth with Cornell Coley

Join percussionist Cornell Coley in a drumming workshop for children ages 4 through 10 years old. No registration is required.
When:  Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: 300 North Harvard St, Allston MA 02134
How Much: FREE

Celebrate Juneteenth with Valerie Stephens

Children ages 9-12  will enjoy multi-talented performing artist storyteller, Valerie Stephens. No registration is required.
When:  Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: 1961 Centre St, West Roxbury MA 02132
How Much: FREE

Juneteenth Jazz Celebration With the Fred Woodard Trio

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Celebrate Juneteenth with a jazz concert at the Mattapan Branch, featuring the Boston-based Fred Woodard Trio! This event will be held in the library’s back garden as one of the main Juneteenth events Boston has this year. Please bring a blanket or folding chair to sit on, grass can be damp! In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. This event is suitable for all ages.
When:  Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: 1350 Blue Hill Ave,Mattapan MA 02126
How Much: FREE

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Juneteenth Boston Events 2023 - Celebrations, Parades, Concerts, and more!

Experience Boston’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Boston CityPASS. Visit the popular New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science. Plus choose 2 admissions between the following 3 attractions Boston Harbor Cruises, Harvard Museum of Natural History or the Franklin Park Zoo to complete the experience.

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Juneteenth Boston Events 2023

Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park’s Juneteenth Weekend

Join Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park to commemorate Juneteenth and learn more about Black history in Boston. Visit Georges Island & the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center for live music, story time, history tours, and an exploration of Black History in Boston.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2023 – Sunday, June 18, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center & Georges Island
How Much: FREE

Juneteenth Celebration at Muldoon Park

Come celebrate Jubilee Day (aka Juneteenth) and Father’s Day! This event is outdoors (rain or shine), FREE of charge, and open to all, including your furry friends. There will be games, music, kayaking (weather dependent), Lowell National Historic Park: Art in the Park, Lowell Community Health Center Info Table, Small Business & Information Tables, gift bags (while supplies last), the LCCPS Afro-Percussion.
When:  Sunday, June 18, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where:  Muldoon Park, 5 Billerica St, Lowell, MA 01852
How Much: FREE

Free Day: Juneteenth – Celebrating Voices of Boston

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Bring family and friends to honor Juneteenth, the oldest nationally recognized commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, with a free day of performances, conversations, and activities throughout the Museum that celebrate community and freedom for Boston Juneteenth 2023.
When: Monday, June 19, 2023 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
How Much: FREE

13th Annual Boston Juneteenth Emancipation Observance

Join some of our Juneenth events: Honoring Our Martyrs and Heroes. Keynote speech, sparc! the Artmobile, music, retail, food vendors, and activities for all ages. Presented by the Boston Juneteenth Committee and the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
When: Monday, June 19, 2023 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 300 Walnut Ave, Boston, MA 02119
How Much: FREE

Open House Juneteenth at MFA Boston

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Join MFA Boston for performances, participate in art-making activities, catch a Spotlight Talk, and see “Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina,” a new exhibition honoring the work and legacy of the enslaved men, women, and children who crafted stoneware storage vessels in Old Edgefield for roughly 50 years before emancipation. Don’t miss out one one of the most exciting June teenth events this year.
When: Monday, June 19, 2023 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
How Much:  Admission is free with a valid Massachusetts zip code.

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