CAPITOL CITY KICK-OFF
Thursday, June 17
The 17th Annual State of Michigan
Juneteenth Freedom Day
Recognition! Kick-off Ceremony & Essay/Scholarship Awards Program
Live Stream - 7pm
Public Service Announcements & Negro League Tribute
Friday, June 18
Video Release on Social Media Platforms
Join us for the official start of the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Weekend. Our keynote speaker on Thursday, June 17 is Heaster Wheeler, Assistant Secretary of State for Michigan.
Additionally, the ceremony will include talented community performers and presenters.
African-American Caravan Parade
Saturday, June 19 - 11am
This year's African-American Parade is a Caravan (vehicles only).
The parade route goes from Wainwright School to the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center. It will begin at 11:00 a.m.
Public Viewing is welcome and encouraged along the Caravan route. We are looking to see your smiling faces as we pass by your neighborhood street. We will be waving and smiling. Please join us in the celebration of Juneteenth.
The 2021 Lansing Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 19 - 12pm
The 28th Anniversary Juneteenth Festival begins at noon, following the parade outside of the Alfreda Schmidt Southside Community Center (5825 Wise Rd, Lansing, MI).
Activities include live Jazz, Blues, R&B, and Gospel music, plus food and merchandise vendors, children’s activities, a health fair,
educational exhibits, and more.
The musical lineup include a talented group of new and experienced performers, featuring Gospel Recording Artist Tim Bowman, Jr.
THANK YOU 2021 JUNETEENTH SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS!
The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration is a
Greater Lansing Festival Alliance Member