Juneteenth In Downtown Jacksonville 2024

Author: Allie Frey, Downtown Vision Summer Marketing Intern

As we count down to Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19th, #DTJax is gearing up for the celebration with events for you to jump into and honor this significant occasion. Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom and resilience, and holds significance in American history. Get ready to dive into the fun and festivities!


L.O.V.E Fest 

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Come out and join us at L.O.V.E Fest Friday, June 14th from 5-10 p.m. at 221 Riverside Ave! This electrifying event is a must for families looking for a fantastic time. With breathtaking riverfront vistas, sensational tunes, and delectable food and drinks, it’s bound to be an unforgettable evening of fun and festivities. L.O.V.E Fest is an event created through Placemaking Jax and L.O.V.E Culture! For more information click this link! 

Melanin Market  Juneteenth Celebration 

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Show your support for numerous local Black-owned businesses and artists, enjoy live entertainment, and discover the rich history of Jacksonville’s Historic Eastside neighborhood highly anticipated Juneteenth festival- The Jax Melanin Market. The market takes place on Saturday, June 15th from 3-8 p.m. For more information click this link! 

Celebrate Juneteenth At MOSH

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Come join MOSH and the Jacksonville Arts and Music School (JAMS) as we celebrate Juneteenth in style! Immerse yourself in West African dance, engaging in historical discussions, and soul-stirring jazz performances by Jacksonville’s finest!  Let’s honor the vibrant music, arts, and culture of our city’s African American community on this momentous Freedom Day! 

Learn About Our Rich History at The Ritz Theatre and Museum  

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Get ready to embark on a special journey through time and heritage at the Ritz Museum! Every Thursday evening they extend their hours until 8 p.m., giving you more time to dive into Black history within the Ritz Museum! Join the adventure filled with immersive exhibits, captivating stories, and unforgettable experiences! Get your tickets here! 

Take a Black Heritage Tour with Explore Jax Core  

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Celebrate Juneteenth with an enriching tour through the heart of #DTJax with Explore Jax Core! Learn all about Black history as you journey through the streets, where every corner reveals a different story! Book your tour now by clicking this link! 

Excited to share your Juneteenth celebrations with us? Tag #DTJax on social media for a chance to be featured on our page! Let’s spread the love and honor the significance of this special day together!