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Join us in celebration of Juneteenth and the 50th year anniversary of the Clara Peoples Trail Parade in Oregon, June 18-19. Portland,OR
By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 16 June 2022

Juneteenth is celebrated by communities all over Oregon and Washington states. These community gatherings offer an opportunity to reflect, learn about the history of movements for Black freedom and liberation, pass on stories and traditions to the next generation, focus on Black health, and celebrate the contributions of Black Americans.

Portland Metro

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

4 - 8 PM: Black Advisory Business Council - The Black Advisory Business Council with other groups will celebrate Juneteenth with food, music, speakers and Black owned business vendors. Jerry Willey Plaza at Orenco Station, 943 NE Orenco Station Loop, Hillsboro.

7 PM: Slink Johnson - Juneteenth Oregon's weekend Kick-Off Event! Come enjoy a last laugh. Presented by Juneteenth OR and Last Laugh. Purchase tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-oregon-last-laugh-sunday-presents-slink-johnson-tickets-333441501507  Alberta Abbey, 126 NE Alberta St.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

10 AM - 2 PM: Black Owned Business Juneteenth Market -Come, shop local and celebrate black entrepreneurship at our Juneteenth Black Business Fair. Enjoy music, good food and community. All Saints Episcopal Church 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd. View the Celebrate B.L.A.C.K. event page.

10 AM - 12 PM: Wilsonville Juneteenth Celebration - This year's celebration features live Afrobeat and Juju music, limited quantities of food, educational materials and screenings, a keynote address is to be delivered by Dr. Mandrill Taylor, and remarks delivered by Mayor Julie Fitzgerald and Aaron Woods. Town Center Park, 29600 SW Park Place.

10 AM - 2 PM - Freedom Day: Come, shop local and celebrate black entrepreneurship at our Juneteenth Black Business Fair. Enjoy music, good food and community. Free to the public. All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd.

11 AM - 4 PM: PDX Juneteenth Market - Juneteenth Makers Market, featuring Black vendors, creatives, handmade goods. Honey Latte Cafe, 1033 SE Main St. 

11 AM - 7 PM: Juneteenth Oregon Celebration Parade and Festival - The celebration of Juneteenth Oregon dates back to 1945 when Peoples introduced the tradition from Muskogee, Oklahoma, to her co-workers at the Kaiser Shipyards in Portland. Upon moving to Portland in 1945, Clara Peoples was surprised to learn that the Juneteenth holiday was unknown in this part of the country. She introduced the holiday to her co-workers at the Kaiser Shipyards during their break being the first Juneteenth Celebration in Oregon.

The festivities kick-off at 11am with the annual Parade on Saturday feat. Fire Chief Sara Boone as the Grand Marshall and Nikki Brown Clown. The parade starts at Safeway 5920 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. (MLK), heading south down MLK them west on NE Russell St., ending at Lillis-Albina Park. This free 2 day festival, features musical performances and more. Visit juneteenthor.com or pdxjazz.org for additional information.

11 AM - 3 PM: Milwaukie Juneteenth Celebration - Live music, vendors, and food. Water Tower Park, 9890 SE 40th Ave., Milwaukie. View more information on the City of Milwaukie’s event page.

12 – 6 PM: The F(read)om Festival - Portland’s first annual Black book festival will feature a book swap, a drive to collect books for Portland Books to Prisoners, a sign up booth for library cards and info about programing from the Multnomah County Library’s Black Cultural Library Advocates. There will also be story time for the kids courtesy of Portland publisher A Kids Company About. Peninsula Park, 700 N Rosa Parks Way. Read about the local woman who launched the festival here.

1:30 – 2:30 PM: Chisel Fit – Black Men’s Wellness - An hour-long, total body workout - utilizing various yoga techniques and calisthenic exercises to achieve body fitness and grace of movement. Follows the program of "HIIT" - High, Intensity Interval Training. Cathedral Park, 6635 N Baltimore Ave.

8 PM: Juneteenth Celebration Concert - Local legends saxophonist Eldon “T” Jones and singer LaRhonda Steele will share the stage to evoke the joy of emancipation. The whole African-American songbook is open for this concert, so plan to be surprised! 3000 NE Alberta St. Read more about the concert here. 

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

11 AM - 6 PM: Juneteenth Oregon Celebration Festival - This free 2 day festival, features musical performances and more. Visit juneteenthor.com or pdxjazz.org for additional information. Lillis-Albina Park, N Flint Ave. and Russell St.

12 PM - 6 PM: Gresham Juneteenth Celebration - 3rd Annual Juneteenth celebration with food, performers, vendor booths and fun for all. Read more about the 2022 Gresham Juneteenth event here. Vance Park, 1400 S.W. 181st Ave.

12 - 4 PM: Juneteenth Health Fair - Father's Day 2022. Join us in celebrating Juneteenth and getting our communities together for vaccinations, family & health services, music, food, prizes and more. Wattles Boys and Girls Club, 9330 SE Harold St. 

1 PM - 5 PM: West Linn Juneteenth Celebration - One day celebration with educational booths, fusion food creations, live jazz, world music, DJ, bounce house, beer cart and more. Willamette Park, 1100 12th St., West Linn.

2 - 7 PM: Vegan Cookout, Juneteenth Edition - Once you RSVP, you'll be sent the exact adress. It's time to turn up for the holiday! Join us at The James House in NE Portland for an afternoon of sunshine, music, and food!  We will be getting a grill, chairs, and a shade structure in time for the event so we can lounge and enjoy ourselves in comfort. RSVP at  www.facebook.com/events/574576843994631.

2:30 PM: Black Liberation Pedalpalooza Ride - Community bike ride for Black and Brown folks. If you do not have a bike, free Biketown bikes will be available for up to 3 hours. View more information at Pedalpalooza's event page. Irving Park, 707 NE Fremont St.

4 - 8 PM: Back and Black: Juneteenth Black QT Pride Kick-Back! Enjoy food, games, and community! Join us as we celebrate the start of summer, Juneteenth, and LGBTQ Pride! Bring your wholeself! www.eventbrite.com/e/back-and-black-juneteenth-black-qt-pride-kick-back-tickets-347364475497 5633 SE Division St.

Seattle Metro

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

10 AM - 3 PM: Juneteenth 2022 Celebration in Kent - join us to celebrate The 2022 Juneteenth Celebration in Kent both live in person as well as with a virtual, presentation by Kent BLAC Action Commission. Music entertainment by Michael Powers plus many more. Morrill Meadows Park, 10600 SE 248th St., Kent.

10 AM - 5 PM: Unspoken Truths - American traveling history museum presents authentic artifacts, storyboards, and the ancient art of storytelling, offering a unique perspectives on American history told through an Afrocentric lens. The comprehensive exhibit includes sections focusing on Africa, American chattel slavery, and the Jim Crow era, plus a portion titled "Still We Rise." Exhibit runs through June 21. Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI), 860 Terry Ave N.

11 AM - 5 PM: Afrikan Marketplace - Shop for jewelry, scarves, home decor, art materials, and more from local Black vendors. Wa Na Wari, 911 24th Ave.

12 PM - 5 PM: Juneteenth Celebration 2022 - What better way to celebrate Juneteenth than at a park named after Seattle native and rock legend Jimi Hendrix, within shouting distance of the Northwest African American Museum? This feel-good celebration kicks off with a Black business panel and five-hour party on Saturday, followed by a parade and all-day festival on Sunday. Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S Massachusetts St.

12:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest - The festival focuses on intergenerational activities and promotion of traditional and contemporary African American heritage, showcasing local entertainment, photography, food merchants, historical exhibits, and more. Armory Food & Event Hall, Mural Amphitheatre, and Fisher Pavilion Rooftop. The event is free and open to the public. View more information on the Seattle Center website. 305 Harrison St.

2 PM - 6 PM: We Out Here on the Pier Juneteenth Celebration - A free celebration that "honors Black culture and creates space for the community to come together and experience Black brilliance in various forms." Highlights include performances from local singer-songwriter JusMoni and rapper Stas Thee Boss, as well as a pop-up art gallery and food trucks. Pier 62, 1951 Alaskan Way.

6 – 10 PM: Black Unity Showcase - Juneteenth by It Takes a Village creates a unique, annual event space to celebrate the Black community and the Black experience. This year we are hosting a THREE day celebration featuring a comedy show, music showcase as well as our sixth annual park festival! Tickets can be purchased here: blackunityshowcase.bpt.me. The Lab at 1010, 1010 S. Bailey St.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

11 AM - 2 PM: Juneteenth March - Set up from Madison to Massachusetts on 23rd Ave. Join in on the Second Line style parade! Calling all Black organizations, dance teams, skate groups, drill teams, elder caravan, and graduates. 22nd Ave & E Madison St.

11 AM - 3 PM: Annual Juneteenth Celebration & Health Fair - Join Atlantic Street Center for a fun and free day to commemorate history, honor culture, and celebrate hopefulness for the future. Enjoy food from local food trucks and catering companies, community vendors, powerful performances, and community resources www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-juneteenth-celebration-with-atlantic-street-center-tickets-337551233827 Rainier Beach Community Center, 8825 Rainier Ave. S.

12 PM: Juneteenth Paint & Sip - Kay will guide you step by step on a dope painting! Everything such as smocks paint, brushes and complimentary canvases will be provided. Just come ready to vibe and paint! Tickets at www.kaythepaintlady.com/events/juneteenth-paint-sip 

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest - The festival focuses on intergenerational activities and promotion of traditional and contemporary African American heritage, showcasing local entertainment, photography, food merchants, historical exhibits, and more. Armory Food & Event Hall, Mural Amphitheatre, and Fisher Pavilion Rooftop. The event is free and open to the public. View more information on the Seattle Center website.

12 PM - 8 PM: Juneteenth Celebration 2022 - What better way to celebrate Juneteenth than at a park named after Seattle native and rock legend Jimi Hendrix, within shouting distance of the Northwest African American Museum? This feel-good celebration features a parade and all-day festival. Jimi Hendrix Park, 2400 S Massachusetts St.

11 AM - 3 PM: REVIVAL: Juneteenth Celebration Pop-up - Join the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict for our REVIVAL: Juneteenth Pop-up Market, a celebration of local black-owned small businesses. 2301 E Union St.

11 AM - 6 PM: 6th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - There will be vendors, resources, a marketplace, and free activities held in Othello Park www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-juneteenth-celebration-at-othello-park-tickets-331512210947 Othello Playground, 4351 S Othello St.

6 PM: Juneteenth: The Songs of Black Folk - Join us for a very special musical celebration of Juneteenth. Registration required for this free event. Masks are required, unless actively eating or drinking. This is a collaborative partnership with community organizations and churches www.facebook.com/events/715509432986387 McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St.

Oregon State-wide

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

11 AM - 6 PM: Central Oregon Juneteenth - A two day celebration with fun, food, education, and entertainment. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend.

12 - 3 PM: Albany Juneteenth - Celebration featuring Black owned business expo, community tabling, guest speakers, vaccination clinic and more. LBCC, 6500 Pacific Blvd SW, Albany. For more information, visit Linn County NAACP’s event page.

10 AM - 4:30 PM: Juneteenth at Deschutes Museum - Celebrate Juneteenth with Free Day at the Deschutes Historical Museum. Deschutes Historical Museum, 129 NW Idaho Ave, Bend. View more information at Deschutes Historical Museum’s event page.

11 AM - 4 PM: Coos Bay Juneteenth Celebration - One day celebration with food, music, and dance. Coos History Museum, 1210 N Front Street, Coos Bay. View more information at Coos History Museum’s event page

4 PM - 8 PM: Hermiston Juneteenth Celebration - Annual celebration with food, music, activities for kids. McKenzie Park, 320 S 1st St. Hermiston. View more information at the Hermiston Cultural Awareness Coalition event page.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

11 AM - 6 PM: Central Oregon Juneteenth - A two day celebration with fun, food, education, and entertainment. Drake Park, 777 NW Riverside Blvd, Bend.

11AM - 7PM: Medford Juneteenth Celebration - One day celebration in collaboration between BASE and BEST team at Oregon Dept. of Human Services. Pear Blossom Park, 312 E 4th St., Medford.

12 PM - 6 PM: Eugene Juneteenth Celebration - 3rd Annual Juneteenth celebration. Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd, Eugene.

12:30 PM: Florence Juneteenth Celebration - Picnic with a program featuring Eugene City Councilor Greg Evans, entertainment provided by Sunny Sundstrom and activities for kids. Florence United Methodist Church, 333 Kingwood St., Florence.

 

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