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June 10, 2024

Celebrate Juneteenth: Local Juneteenth Events in Tampa Bay, Columbia and Charleston

Juneteenth National Independence Day honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. Fun fact: Juneteenth is also referred to as Freedom Day, Emancipation Day, Liberation Day and Jubilee Day! Our team members are looking forward to attending local Juneteenth events and reflecting and rejoicing as a community.

Attend a community event

Here are some fun and educational Juneteenth events happening around Tampa Bay, Columbia and Charleston in South Carolina:

Tampa Bay Juneteenth Festival
4201 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa, FL 33607
Saturday, June 15, 3 pm to 9 pm
Don’t miss the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Festival at Raymond James Stadium. Attendees can enjoy a block party atmosphere of live DJ music, amazing food trucks, retail shopping, a job fair, a free health clinic, and much more fun for the whole community! Learn more.

City of Tampa’s Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony and Festival
2555 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, FL 33610
Friday, June 14, 11 am to 2 pm
Celebrate freedom with Mayor Jane Castor, her staff and members of the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition at the City of Tampa’s fourth annual Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony and Festival. This cultural event will also include free food (while supplies last), music and other activities highlighting the importance of Juneteenth National Independence Day.  Learn more.

Juneteenth Business Expo + Summit
Virtual Event
June 17 to 19, 2024
This year, event organizers are planning a virtual, three-day experience as vendors offer special pricing for customers at the annual Juneteenth Business Expo. Meanwhile, the Summit — new for 2024 — will consist of educational workshops, panel discussions, fireside chats and a keynote speech. Learn more.

Juneteenth Family Fest
1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston, SC 29405
Saturday, June 15, 3 pm to 10 pm
This family-friendly event will take place at the Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC and is free to the public. Doors will open at 2 pm, and festivities will begin at 3 pm. This day-long celebration will be packed with activities, including live performances, Black art displays, games for children and delicious cultural food! There will also be nonprofit organizations, local community service vendors and Historically Black Colleges and Universities on site. Learn more.

Juneteenth Freedom Fest
421 Bush River Rd., Columbia, SC 29210
Saturday, June 15, 2 pm to 9 pm
This family-friendly day of fun will have vendors, bounce houses, food trucks, live music, shopping and more. Throughout the week leading up to the annual festival, the South Carolina Juneteenth Freedom Fest hosts a series of unique, educational and engaging events that honor the rich heritage and contributions of African Americans. These events include powerful workshops, enlightening talks and fun community gatherings designed to uplift and inspire. Learn more.

Shop at Black-owned businesses

In addition to attending a cultural celebration event, another way to recognize Juneteenth is to support local entrepreneurs and their businesses. We encourage everyone to shop locally and support Black-owned businesses that contribute to our wonderfully diverse community — on June 19 and throughout the year!

Whether it’s celebrating at an event or supporting local Black-owned businesses, there are tons of ways to get involved in your community. From all of us here at Grow, we wish you a Happy Juneteenth! Learn more about the history of the holiday here.

Grow Financial is not affiliated with these events, and the information above is subject to change. Please review individual event websites for official information, including location, date and time, and potential costs associated with attendance.

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