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Juneteenth events around Indianapolis, IN

There are plenty of ways to commemorate Juneteenth in Indy, including a celebration in Tarkington Park, a food festival, and a jubilee.

A tent set up outside the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

The Juneteenth Foodways Festival is back for its second year at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Photo by INDYtoday team

Mark your calendar — Juneteenth is just around the corner and there’s a number of events to attend throughout the city.

Juneteenth Foodways Festival | Friday, June 16 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site | Free | A wide array of diverse food vendors will come together to honor the story of Dolly Johnson.

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration | Saturday, June 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Tarkington Park | Free | Community info tables, poetry, African dance, food, drumming, storytelling, a blood drive, and a basketball clinic will all be included at this third annual event.

Juneteenth Jubilee | Saturday, June 17 | 4-9 p.m. | Arts for Lawrence FBCC Amphitheater | Free | This festival will feature musicians, dancers, singers, actors, and visual artists from across the city.

Juneteenth Brunch | Sunday, June 18 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Madam Walker Legacy Center | $45 | Experience the rich history of Juneteenth with interactive activities, educational exhibits, and soul food.

Juneteenth Celebration | Saturday, June 24 | 12-4 p.m. | Global Village Welcome Center | Free | Head to the west side for live performances, fashion, and stories lifting Black voices.