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

Kid-Friendly Juneteenth Celebrations in Baltimore

AFRAM
June 18 and 19, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Druid Hill Park, Baltimore

The largest African American festival on the East Coast returns to Druid Hill Park on Juneteenth weekend. For two days, people from all walks of life come together to enjoy national entertainment, local eats, art, and more. MORE

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION FEATURING SLOW FOOD EARTH DAY
June 18, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm, Baltimore

Head to Plantation Park Heights Urban Farm on Saturday June 18th 4pm – 6pm for a Juneteenth Celebration! Enjoy Delicious southern/soul food & Caribbean/Trinidadian fare (for purchase), local DJ and music, On Juneteenth book discussion, farm self tour, and kids garden craft! MORE

BLACK MUSIC MONTH CONCERT & CELEBRATION
June 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Murphy Fine Arts Center, Baltimore

Celebrate Black Music Month with The Urban Choral Arts Society! This year’s Black Music Month Concert is titled, “Freedom’s Journey” where we celebrate the contributions of African Americans to the world of music. Through Spirituals, Gospel, R&B, & Pop, we’re journeying through time and featuring music that has woven our nation’s rich heritage. Clearly this is a program packed with excitement and a variety of music planned for children and families of all ages! MORE

THE COMMUNITY PRESENTS THE FREEDOM DAY FESTIVAL
June 19, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
German Park, Reservoir Hill, Baltimore

The Freedom Day Festival is fun for the whole family. Walk, bike, or ride share to German Park in Reservoir Hill. Bring a blanket and chairs and hang with us for the day. Enjoy a day full of musical performances by local talent, games and face painting for kids, and a celebration of dad’s and their families. MORE

CULTURE QUEEN’S JUNETEENTH JUBILEE @ BLISS MEADOWS
June 19, 2:05 pm – 2:50 pm
Bliss Meadows, Baltimore

Join Culture Queen for a “Juneteenth Jubilee” emancipation celebration. During the program, she’ll use interactive music, movement, and storytelling to teach children and families about this historic Texas holiday where African Americans who were enslaved received news that they were finally free from enslavement. MORE

ANNUAL JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL AND MARKETPLACE
June 19, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Eubie Blake Cultural Center

On Sunday, June 19h the Eubie Blake Cultural Center will host its annual Kwanzaa Celebration combined with its annual Juneteenth Celebration. They will celebrate African American culture and the principle of Ujima (collective work and responsibility) and Juneteenth. This year’s celebration features more than 25 artists and performers. Your experience will include poetry, dance, music, storytelling, and art and will present the self-determination, artistry, and faith of Black Baltimore. Kwanzaa and Juneteenth is a celebration of community, family and culture, and is open to everyone. MORE

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION: EDUCATION AS LIBERATION
June 20, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Commemorate this significant moment in our history with a FREE day at the Lewis Museum focused on “Education as Liberation.” Barbecue lovers can learn about grilling and its significance in Black communities as a Juneteenth tradition with Damian Mosley from Black Sauce Kitchen. Enjoy samples of smoked barbecue biscuit sandwiches and smoked string beans with strawberry lemonade. Sculptor Oletha DeVane will talk with Dr. John Wood about her installation, Memorial to Those Enslaved and Freed, and its connection to the history of the McDonogh Schools’ relationship with enslaved people. There will also be make-and-take activities for youngsters and the young at heart. MORE

 

… and celebrations around Baltimore!

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AT BENJAMIN BANNEKER HISTORICAL PARK & MUSEUM
June 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Oella

A family-friendly outdoor event with free admission, live music, performances, shopping, food, and Juneteenth festivities! MORE

KENSINGTON JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
June 18, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
St. Paul Park, Kensington

Join in the fun as Kensington celebrates its Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration. Enjoy live music, poetry, historical presentations, food trucks, beer & wine garden, special guests, kids’ activities and more! MORE

JUNETEENTH IN CARROLL
June 18, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Downtown Westminster

The Juneteenth in Carroll Planning Committee is excited to announce the 1st Annual Juneteenth in Carroll! Join us at the Arts Center and the surrounding downtown area for an afternoon of live performances plus panel discussions, community vendors, food trucks, and kids’ activities. MORE

JUNETEENTH FREE ADMISSION WEEKEND AT IRVINE NATURE CENTER
June 18 and 19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills

Irvine Nature Center is excited to designate June 18th and 19th FREE ADMISSION DAYS in honor of Juneteenth. The community is invited to discover all that Irvine has to offer – hiking, exploration, connection. ALL ARE WELCOME! While at Irvine, Hike the 8+ miles of trails, Visit the 8 resident raptors in the Aviary, Play in the Outdoor Classroom, Discover the Native American Site, Observe the diversity in Maryland’s ecosystems in the meadows, wetlands and forests that make up their 211-acre campus. MORE

UPPER BAY JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL 2022
June 18, 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Historic Hosanna School Museum, Darlington

The Upper Bay Juneteenth Festival hosted by the Historic Hosanna School Museum is the longest running Juneteenth celebration in the Lower Susquehanna and Upper Chesapeake Bay region. It features food, fun, vendors, performances, history and more. It’s a day full of edu-tainment for the whole family and features our “Transition to Freedom” Concert! MORE

ANNAPOLIS JUNETEENTH PARADE & CELEBRATION
June 18, 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis

Head to Annapolis for the FREE 2nd annual parade and festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022! This year, there will be TWO main stages, featuring headliners Avery*Sunshine, Koryn Hawthorne, Pastor Mike Jr., Beverly Crawford, the Chuck Brown Band, and a host of local talent! Fireworks will immediately follow the show. MORE

 

 

Editor’s Note: Images courtesy of Culture Queen, AFRAM Baltimore, and Visit Annapolis.