Juneteenth 2023 in Huntsville—5 events to check out

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MidCity is one of the locations in Huntsville hosting a pretty awesome Juneteenth 2023 event! (Hville Blast)

Juneteenth, observed June 19, is our national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. And if you are looking for ways to celebrate the occasion this year in the Huntsville area, there are plenty of options.

Here are some events scheduled in the Rocket City to celebrate Juneteenth 2023:

Juneteenth Heritage Celebration at the Orion

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The beautiful Orion Amphitheater is hosting a Juneteenth 2023 celebration on the 17th. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

Listen and learn the rich history of Juneteenth from Huntsville Revisited orators, and support local Black-owned businesses, farmers and food trucks at this family-friendly celebration at the Orion!

2nd Annual Juneteenth Fest at Straight to Ale

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Celebrate Straight to Ale’s 2nd annual Juneteenth Fest presented by Deeper Than Rhymes. This will be a night filled w/ entertainment, live music , poetry, vendors , food and good vibes!

Juneteenth Freedom Festival

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Celebrate Juneteenth 2023 at Lakeside United Methodist Church. (Lakeside UMC via Facebook)

Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Juneteenth 2023 at Lakeside United Methodist Church. There will be local vendors and food truck, kids activities and more!

Juneteenth at the Camp

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Come out to The Camp at MidCity for their Juneteenth celebration. (Hville Blast)

Events at The Camp in the MidCity District are always fun, and this Juneteenth celebration at The Camp June 17 should a good one! This is a a free event, kid friendly, pet friendly and tons of fun!

Trash Pandas Negro Leagues Tribute Night

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Come out to Toyota Field June 10 for a tribute to the Negro Leagues. (Michael Seale/Hville Blast)

The Rocket City Trash Pandas will honor the Negro Leagues when they take on the Tennessee Smokies at Toyota Field June 10.

Huntsville actually has a deep history with Black baseball teams, as many parks in the South remained resistant to integration, but Optimist Park in Huntsville was often the host for Negro League teams playing exhibition games or barnstorming their way through. Join the Trash Pandas in celebrating this heritage!

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