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2023 Juneteenth
Freedom Festival Schedule
ST. JOSEPH PARK, 2125 W. HILLSDALE ST, LANSING

Activities, performers, sequence of events and times listed are approximate and subject to change.

Friday, June 16, 2023

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL FAMILY NIGHT - 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
On Friday evening, the Freedom Festival activities begin family night! Park activities begin at 4pm with the Village Market, showcasing food and merchant vendors, along with public service exhibitors. Music by DJ Magic, Hustle Line dancing. Calling all chess and checker players to resume our annual gathering!
4:00 p.m. – DJ Magic

 Juneteenth Announcements/Trivia/Game GiveawaY

Water Balloon Fun with Tyrone Holman
5:00 p.m. – Alan Sloan & Key Change Band
6:15 p.m. – Hustle Zone with Sterling Armstrong
7:15 p.m. – Hip Hop Artists Cameron & Friends 

 

Saturday, June 17, 2023

 

Juneteenth 5K Run/Walk/Roll: 8:30 A.M.

Starting at J.W. Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Avenue, Lansing, MI 

5K Director: Ramon Brunson
 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CARARAVAN PARADE - 11:00am
Starting at J.W. Sexton High School, 102 S. McPherson Avenue, Lansing, MI 

Parade Director: Calvin Jones

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 

Juneteenth NAACP/CAMW Job Fair  (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Juneteenth NAACP/CAMW Resource Fair (3:00 pm. – 6:00 p.m.)

Juneteenth Health Fair (11:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Community Informational Booths (11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Vendors (11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Children's Activities (12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) See details below

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL - MAIN STAGE

Saturday’s Ceremonial Host/ Lead Announcer: Angela Matthews

Guest MCs to be announced

 

 

Festival Opening Celebration – 11:45 am to 1:00 pm

Featured Guests and Activities:

Presentation of the Bands
African Drumming – Saleem Shabazz
Rev. Dr. A. Richard Doss – Invocation 
Rev. DeBorah Holt-Foster – Anthem 
Pastor PJ Anderson and Dr. Willie Davis – Pouring of Libations
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor – Proclamation
Water Balloon Fun with Tyrone Holman

 

Gospel Experience 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Featured Guests:

Gospel Hour DJ E. Swift
Spoken Praise, Union MBC 
Gospel Hip-Hop Headliner –
Minister Joe Brown & Friends
 

 

R&B / Blues: 3:00 P.M. to 5:45 P.M.
Featured Guests:

Regine Cherry
Powerlight Band 
Eddie Robinson
       Kasan Belgrave
       Hustle Zone with Sheila Carter

 

Freedom Festival Spectacular: 6:00 P.M. 
Featured Guests:
Music Headliner – Alexander Zonjic & Friends
Featuring Guest Artist James Lloyd
Closing Fireworks Display

 

Children's Activities 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Face Painting    12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Bounce House    12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m
Video Trailer “Let’s Dance”    1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Special Activities:   12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
   Book Give-A-Way 

Games & Prizes

Hula Hoops
Snacks

Juneteenth Lollipop Flag

Backpacks

Gift Card Drawings

Bicycle Drawing
 

Activities, performers, sequence of events and times listed are approximate and subject to change.

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