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2024 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 14

 

FREEDOM FESTIVAL FAMILY NIGHT - 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 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 and DJ Genesis, Hustle Line dancing. Calling all chess and checker players to resume our annual gathering!

4:00 p.m. – DJ Magic
4:45 p.m. – Juneteenth Announcements/Trivia/Game Giveaways
5:00 p.m. – Let’s Dance Hustle Zone - Yvonne Majors

6:00 p.m. – Bigman Genesis of Power 96.5 Radio

Rap Artist Taty and Rap Artist Kei Nova
7:00 p.m. – Alan Sloan & Key Change Band

8:00 p.m. – Bigman Genesis of Power 96.5 Radio & Friends

Saturday, June 15

 

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 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 & Resource Fair  (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 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

Closing Fireworks at Dusk

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM FESTIVAL - MAIN STAGE

Saturday’s Ceremonial Host/ Lead Announcer: Angela Matthews

Guest MCs to be Announced

 

 

Festival Opening Celebration – 11:45 a.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Featured Guests and Activities:

Presentation of the Bands
African Drumming – Saleem Shabazz
Rev. Adrian Swanigan – Invocation 
Rev. DeBorah Holt-Foster – Anthem 
Pastor PJ Anderson / Dr. Willie Davis – Pouring of Libations
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor – Proclamation
Dance Presentation – Dazzling Diamonds
Hustle Zone – Sheila Carter

 

Gospel Experience 1:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Announcer: Cathy Morgan

Featured Guests:

Robert Kyle, III & Friends
Zeno
DJ Eric Swift 

 

 

R&B / Smooth Jazz: 3:00 p.m. -  6:45 p.m.
Featured Guests:

Richard Willis & The Chillin’ Circuit
Julius Austin Trio
Theo Otis & Friends
       DJ Magic (Mike Sims)
Hustle Zone – Sterling Armstrong

 

Freedom Festival Spectacular: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Announcer:  Rev. DeBorah Holt-Foster

Featured Guests:
Music Headliner – Alexander Zonjic & Friends
Demetrius Nabors-Keys
Mike Harrington
Jeff Canady
Sasha Kashperko 

 

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. – 5:00 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.
   Games & Prizes, Snacks. Backpacks & Giftbags, Bicycle Drawing, and more.

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

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