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2023 Capitol City

Kick-off Ceremony &


Awards Program  


The 19th Annual State of Michigan

Juneteenth Freedom Day Recognition!

Thursday, June 15

5:30pm - 7:30pm


Lansing Community College

Downtown Campus

Gannon Center Building

411 North Grand Avenue, Lansing

Join us for the official start of the Lansing Juneteenth Celebration Weekend. Our keynote speaker is the honorable Michigan Supreme Court Justice Kyra Harris Bolden.

A highlight of the evening will be the announcement of the winners of the Mr. Cordell Henderson Essay Competition & Scholarship Program.  Additionally, the ceremony will include talented community performers and presenters.

Join us for the





The parade will take place on Saturday, June 17 and will kick off at 11:00 am. The starting point is J.W. Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Avenue, Lansing, Michigan.

The 2023 Grand Marshals are Mr. Alan Haller and Mr. James E. Bibbs.  Visit the PARADE page to learn more about our grand marshals and to sign up to participate in the parade.

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The Annual Juneteenth Community Ballgame 

Join us for this fun community event! The annual softball game will be played on Saturday, June 10 at Benjamin Davis Park from 2pm - 4pm.  In addition to the friendly rivalry of the game, there will be a tribute the Negro Leagues.

The Lansing Juneteenth Celebration is a

Greater Lansing Festival Alliance Member

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