How to Celebrate Juneteenth in Boston

Immerse yourself in Boston's Juneteenth celebrations, vibrant gatherings brimming with soulful cuisine, music, dance, and more!

Discover Top Juneteenth Events and Activities

Witness the stirring moment of the flag-raising ceremony at the Dillaway-Thomas House, followed by a Juneteenth Parade at the NCAAA's 14th Annual Emancipation Observance, celebrate racial equity and a vision for a  transformed Boston through art, ideas, and community at the Embrace Boston's Embrace Ideas Festival, or enjoy some delicious barbecue, music, and dancing at the Franklin Park Juneteenth Celebration.

Explore Black American history and culture, and more at the Museum of African American History's Juneteenth Community Day Celebration or walk the Black Heritage Trail and learn about Beacon Hill's vibrant pre-Civil War African American Community.

Discover more ways to commemorate Juneteenth below.

Celebrate Juneteenth

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Explore Black History

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The Black Heritage Trail is a 1.6-mile walking tour that explores the history of Boston’s 19th century African American community who primarily lived on the north slope of…

African American Women in Cambridge Walking Tour Jul 18
  • Cambridge
  • Recurring daily

This tour provides an opportunity to visit and interact with the spaces that influential Black women in Cambridge inhabited during the 19th century. These historical figures include Harriet Jacobs, Charlotte Hawkins Brown, Alberta V. Scott, Pauline Hopkins, Maria Baldwin, Mary…

Cambridge Black Trailblazer Bookmarks Jul 18
  • Cambridge
  • Recurring daily

Biographies of 23 Trailblazers have been published as bookmarks and distributed to all Cambridge public school libraries and to all Cambridge Public Library branches. This project offers young readers free bookmarks featuring images on the front and biographies on the back. The…

Roxbury Memory Trail Jul 18
  • Recurring daily

Take a self-guided tour of Grove Hall and Nubian Square. Download the mobile app by visiting the Google Play or Apple app store · Download the 'Distrix' app · Make sure location is on · Select Roxbury Memory Trail · Have fun!

Shop Black-Owned

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Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market Jul 21

From gifts and apparel to packaged foods and beauty & skincare products, the Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will offer something for everyone as it raises awareness for and support of Black entrepreneurship. Visit Black Owned Bos. on Seaport Common from 12:00pm-6:00pm on…

  • 331 Newbury Street
  • (617) 676-2110

A BIPOC locally owned boutique cannabis dispensary on Newbury Street—Boston's premier shopping district. Whether you're canna-curious or a connoisseur shop our curated menu of local and nationally known brands for a variety of flower, edibles, concentrates, vapes, and topicals…

  • 2136 Washington Street
  • (617) 293-8609

Black Market Gallery will serve as an anchor platform for special exhibitions and projects showcasing Art from an African diasporan lens. Our mission is to increase art equity, diverse representation and inclusive access while exciting patrons and cultivating new enthusiasts. We…

  • 60 Seaport Blvd #325

The alluring, modern-day supper club puts a new twist on the timeless charm and the decadent aesthetic of supper clubs from a bygone era. Flaunting whimsically chic decor, a soul-infused menu, an intimate stage for live music and creative entertainment, and an enchanting cocktail…

  • 81 Fairmount Avenue
  • (617) 910-9704

Park 54 is inspired by the life and service of the men who served in the 54th Regiment - a volunteer infantry comprised of free Black American male soldiers. The mission is to continue the legacy the 54th Regiment fought for by offering great food, innovative libations…