June 14, 2023

Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, TX, on June 19, 1865, to announce General Order No. 3, proclaiming all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

While Juneteenth – also known as Juneteenth National Independence Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day – is a celebration, it is also a day to listen, learn and support. Learn more about how you can recognize Juneteenth in surrounding Spot communities: 

Community Celebrations

Indy Juneteenth 

Saturday, June 17 

10:00 AM – 7:00 PM  

Military Park  

601 W. New York St. 

Indianapolis, IN 46204 


Juneteenth Festival of the Carolinas 

June 16 -19 

Plaza-Midwood Neighborhood 

Charlotte, NC 


The Tampa Bay Area Juneteenth Celebration

3:00 – 9:00 PM  

Raymond James Stadium  

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy  

Tampa, FL 33607 


Chicago: Juneteenth Village Fest

Sunday, Jun 18, 

2:00 PM
Anna & Frederick Douglass Park, Chicago, IL 


Juneteenth Celebration in Downtown Tempe 

June 17 

7:00-10:00 PM 

CenterPoint Plaza 

660 S. Mill Ave. 

Tempe, AZ 85281 


Support Black-owned Businesses 

Indy Black Owned – Indianapolis Black-owned Businesses


70+ Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support Right Now – Axios Charlotte


Black-Owned Restaurants and Businesses in Tempe, AZ – Tempe Tourism


Black-Owned Tampa Bay Businesses to Support – Tampa Magazines

70 Black-Owned Businesses and Restaurants in Chicago – BucketListers


13th (2016)                The Central Park Five (2012)          42 (2013)


Rosewood (1997)      Selma (2014)                                      12 Years a Slave (2013)


Malcom X (1992)       Just Mercy (2019)                              The Long Walk Home (1990)



‘An Ocassion for Unapologetic Black Joy, Community Connection, and Reeducation’: University of Washington’s LaTaSha Levy Discusses Juneteenth (Blog)


How To Keep Juneteenth Alive All Year Round – Sounds Good with Branden Harvey (Podcast)


The Historical Legacy of Juneteenth – National Museum of African American History & Culture | Smithsonian (Blog)


Honoring Juneteenth with Ibram X. Kendi – Vox Conversations (Podcast)