Looking for ways to celebrate Juneteenth with the kids? Here’s a round-up of in-person and virtual Juneteenth Celebrations in Baltimore!

Kid-Friendly Juneteenth Celebrations in Baltimore

Juneteenth Museum Tour: Journey to Freedom with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Thursday, June 18 | 7 PM – 8 PM | Virtual

Begin the Juneteenth holiday on a freedom journey with Harriet Tubman, the greatest freedom seeker of all times. Online visitors will travel virtually to scenic historical sites on the Eastern Shore traveled by Tubman and others with a virtual tour and talk with Alex Green, Owner and Tour Guide of Harriet Tubman Tours. This program is presented In partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum and Educational Center. MORE

Celebrate Juneteenth with Fishnet and Takeout Get Down
Friday, June 18th and Saturday, June 19th | Various Locations

Celebrate Juneteenth with Fishnet and Takeout Get Down! Their goal? To spotlight Baltimore’s Black talent & joy and turn Juneteenth into an annual city-wide celebration. Here’s how the event works: ONE: Go to a participating restaurant on June 18/19 and get your #takeoutticket – a QR code to an online performance by B’More artists! Find participating restaurants here. TWO: Press play when you are ready! Scan the QR code provided by the participating restaurant and enjoy Juneteenth. MORE

Anti-Racism Story Time: Juneteenth (Virtual)
Saturday, June 19 | 10 AM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States. Join BCPL for a special story time where they read books, sing songs and do an activity to learn more about Juneteenth. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. MORE

Annapolis Juneteenth Music Festival (Pictured)
Saturday, June 19 | 12 PM – 9 PM
Annapolis City Dock

To kick-off the festival, a parade will take place to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday featuring community-based civic organizations, marching bands, dance squads, floats, and more. The parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock with a community prayer, opening remarks and will end at the steps of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a brief ceremony, musical performance and ringing of the freedom bells. The festival will close with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, theatrical performance, and tribute featuring local artists and creatives. From 2 PM – 9 PM, enjoy bands at the Bates Athletic Complex. MORE

Juneteenth Open Air Celebration
Saturday, June 19 | 12 PM – 6 PM
Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Enjoy good food, good music live entertainment, dynamic speakers with a powerful message of the power of an education, and a tour of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. MORE

Juneteenth Jamboree with Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Virtual)
Saturday, June 19 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join award-winning mother and son duo Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford for a Juneteenth Jamboree! Following a reading of Carole’s book Juneteenth Jamboree and a talk about their ancestors, listen to interactive spoken word by Jeffery and learn how to make a corn husk doll. Instructions on how to make a corn husk doll will be provided so participants can make one at home. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. MORE

Bask in Freedom Concert Hosted by Creative Alliance
Saturday, June 19 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Whitelock Community Farm

Bask in Freedom! Join the Creative Alliance as they celebrate Juneteenth with a special commission and live performance by Ray Winder and her intrepid band of musical creators, whose jazz meets hip-hop meets R&B sound is sure to move both body and mind. This family-friendly live performance is FREE and will include a specially commissioned piece by Ray Winder and her band that celebrates Juneteenth and the fearless expression of Black freedom. MORE

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Editor’s Note: Image courtesy of the Annapolis Juneteenth Music Festival Website