Here are 7 Juneteenth events in Huntsville that you need to know about

The Camp Juneteenth
Head to The Camp for a free Juneteenth celebration. (Hville Blast)

Juneteenth is coming quickly, and Huntsville is ready to celebrate. This is the second year that June 19, also known as Emancipation Day, will be observed as a federal holiday.

Want to get in on the celebration? Read on for seven events happening in Huntsville over the week leading up to Juneteenth.

PS: Need to grab a bite to eat before or after one of these events? Black Restaurant Week Huntsville is happening through June 20.

1. Juneteenth Celebration: Two Worlds

Opera Huntsville presents “Two Worlds,” a Juneteenth Celebration featuring Black artists performing classical and jazz pieces. The event costs $10 and will take place at Robyn’s Garden Winery. Head out to celebrate local talent while supporting a local winery for Juneteenth.

2. Negro League Tribute Night

Trash Pandas Juneteenth
Cheer on the Trash Pandas and support a good cause. (Rocket City Trash Pandas / Facebook)

The Psi Kappa Kappa chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presents Negro League Tribute Night at the Thursday evening Trash Pandas baseball game in honor of Juneteenth. The event will honor the history of Black Americans in baseball while also benefitting the Y.O.U.T.H. Friendship Foundation.

3. Juneteenth Celebration at The Camp

The Camp Juneteenth
Enjoy great music, good food and more. (The Camp / Facebook)

No one throws a Saturday festival like The Camp. On June 18, they’ll be celebrating Juneteenth with food and drink specials and live music from the following:

  • Meme B. Jones
  • Dee-1
  • Lockhart & The Family
  • Wade Brown
  • Stephen “PR” Kane
  • + more!

Here’s where you can find it:

4. Rocket City Juneteenth Music Fest

Lowe Mill mural
Enjoy the art while celebrating Juneteenth. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

The Rocket City Juneteenth Music Fest is billed as “the largest cultural celebration of North Alabama.” This outdoor festival at Lowe Mill will feature performances from local artists, food and drink vendors, optional VIP packages and more. Bring the whole family—kid-friendly activities will be available, too.

5. FUS-22 Juneteenth Event

The FUS-22 Juneteenth Event will feature local food trucks, bakers and retailers. The event is named after the FUS protein, which event organizers say represents everything the event embodies, namely building community.

6. A Night of Comedy and Live Music

Need a laugh? Club 3208 will be hosting a night of stand-up comedy and live music in celebration of Juneteenth. Comedy shows start at 10PM and music starts at midnight.

7. Juneteenth Adult Skate

Roller Time Juneteenth
Don’t forget to grab something sweet from the concession stand! (Roller Time / Facebook)

Cap off the weekend of Juneteenth with a night of roller skating. Roller Time will host DJs from 8PM to midnight on June 19, and you can join in on the fun for just $10. Skate rental is $3.

Make sure to tag us in your Juneteenth celebrations by using @hvilleblast and #hvilleblast!

Emily Phillips
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