Celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Chicago: Parades, Parties, and Cultural Festivities

Those looking to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday in Chicago can look forward to an array of events celebrating the city’s rich Black culture, vibe and history. 

There will be parades, parties, educational activities, vendor markets and festivities of all kinds taking place around the city and in the suburbs. This isn’t Juneteenth related but Janet Jackson will also be performing at the United Center. Anyway, here are some of the most notable events on the Juneteenth holiday. 

2024 Thank You Chicago Juneteenth Culture Market

Wednesday, June 19, 2 – 7 p.m. | FREE

The Promontory


Black Culture Week Juneteenth FireWorks Fest

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Rainbow Beach Park


BYOB Game Night- Juneteenth Edition

Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 11 p.m. 


Celebrate Juneteenth with The Rewind: An Online Experience

Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m.



Homewood-Flossmoor Juneteenth Parade 

Saturday, June 19,  9 a.m. | FREE

Sterling Ave and Flossmoor Road, Flossmoor, IL


I Got Away McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour

Wednesday, June 19, 7 – 10 p.m. | FREE

Greenwood Oasis


Juneteenth Celebration at MLK Skating and Bowling

Wednesday, June 19, 5 – 8 p.m. 

The MLK Skating and Bowling Center


Juneteenth Day Party 

Wednesday, June 19, 3 – 9 p.m.

Virgin Hotels Chicago


Juneteenth Illinois Health Panel

Saturday, June 22, 8 – 10 a.m. | FREE

Malcolm X College


Midnight Sun – Juneteenth Tribute To James Brown, Sly Stone & George Clinton

Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 p.m.

City Winery Chicago


New Life Outreach Presents Juneteenth Community Clean-up 

Wednesday, June 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | FREE

New Life Covenant SE Church


“Not Like Us” Juneteenth Bake & Sip

Wednesday, June 19, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Strugglebeardbakery, South Harper Court


Refine Collective Presents the 4th Annual Juneteenth Freedom Market @ The Salt Shed

Wednesday, June 19, 2 – 7 p.m. | FREE 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The Salt Shed Outdoors (Fairgrounds)


South Side Community Federal Credit Union Juneteenth Celebration

South Side Community Federal Credit Union | FREE


The DuSable Black History Museum Juneteenth Performances

June 19, 2024, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. | FREE

The DuSable Museum


The Emancipation Ball 2024: Chicago’s Premiere Juneteenth Event

Tuesday, June 18, 7 p.m. – Wednesday, June 19, 12 a.m. 

Rockwell on the River


The Woodlawn Juneteenth Block Party 

Wednesday, June 19, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. | FREE



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