Celebrate Juneteenth 2023: Exciting Events in Seattle You Can't Miss!

Last updated: June 7, 2023, at 1:33 p.m. PT

Originally published: June 6, 2023, at 10:56 a.m. PT


When it comes to celebrating and commemorating Juneteenth, the Greater Seattle Area does not disappoint! We've put together a list of local events and celebrations that are all family-friendly and mostly free.


Feel the Joy! A Juneteenth Celebration (Yoga)

June 19, 2023, from 6:00 pm-7:15 pm
Aya Yoga Oasis, Burien, WA

Guided breathwork, a gentle asana flow, and guided meditation to help tap into the joy of the occasion. Open to all levels, ages 12+, with all proceeds going to Nurturing Roots. This community farming program creates community through gardening and shares the truth about systematic oppression, emphasizing food and environmental justice. Suggested donation of $25 per person.

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Renton City Concert Band Juneteenth Celebration

June 11, 2023, at 2:00 pm
Renton Performing Arts Center, 400 S 2nd St

A showcase of the music of Black composers and performers  

$10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors 50+. 

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Renton Juneteenth Celebration 

June 25, 2023, at 12:00-5:00 pm
Liberty Park, Renton, WA

  • 40+ vendors 
  • food trucks 
  • Three-on-three basketball tournament 
  • career fair 
  • bouncy houses 
  • face painting 
  • community art project 

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Juneteenth Family Reunion 2023

June 11, 2023, from 12:00-4:30 pm
Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club

Join the community in celebration of Juneteenth with music, food, and vendors featuring local Black businesses. This event also includes a free vaccination and dental clinic. This family-friendly celebration will include a kids' play zone and a powerful and enlightening educational experience through Mr. Delbert Richardson’s Traveling African American Museum.

Revival Market

June 18, 2023, from 12:00-5:00 pm
Midtown Plaza, Seattle, WA

Look for our Y table at this annual market with other local vendors. DJ Riz from KEXP will also be attending to broadcast live from Midtown Plaza. The Juneteenth Celebration Event celebrates the rich history of Seattle's African and Black diaspora communities. It creates a space to discover Black retailers, food vendors, and resources specializing in uplifting Black communities.   

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Juneteenth – Songs of Black Folk, Music of Resistance & Hope 

June 18, 2023, at 7:00 pm
Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is proud to sponsor this Juneteenth event at the Paramount Theater. Experience the rich journey of Black musical culture, from its African origins to modern genres. Join us in celebrating resilience, resistance, and the power of music.

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NAAM Juneteenth Celebration 

June 17-19, 2023, from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Northwest African American Museum, Central District, Seattle, WA

Three days full of events for the entire community to enjoy: Day 1 - Game Show & Youth Night, day 2 -NAAM Film Festival, day 3 - Juneteenth Celebration featuring skate party, yoga in the park, Black vendors, and more!  

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Summer Soul Series/Africatown/KC Equity Now Juneteenth 2023 

June 19, 2023, from 12:00-8:00 pm
Jimi Hendrix Park, Central District, Seattle, WA

Talib Kweli and Kevin Ross will headline Africatown Community Land Trust and King County Equity Now's commemoration of the liberation of our ancestors from chattel slavery. Collectively envision and explore what future freedom and equity can look like for all of us. Enjoy Black-owned businesses, family-friendly games and activities, and a lineup of national and local music acts. 

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Freedom Flows: A Juneteenth Event Honoring 50 Years of Hip-Hop 

June 19, 2023, at 7:00 pm
MoPop, Seattle, WA

Celebrate the last half-century of hip-hop with a premiere of the fresh pop-up exhibit My Mic Sounds Nice: Hip-Hop Feminism in History, an unveiling of MoPOP's Online Hip-Hop Collection Vault, panels with hip-hop greats (including MC Sha-Rock and Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest!), and a freestyle rap battle.

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SDOT Black Employees Association Presents: Juneteenth Event

June 19, 2023, from 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Seward Park, Seattle, WA

Lady A and the Fellas will perform for this 2nd Annual SDOT Black Employee Association Juneteenth Celebration. There will be fun, The Mayor's address, food trucks, good people, and music. And it's FREE! 

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Juneteenth Celebration & TimeKnot Games Grand Opening

June 19, 2023, from 1:00-8:00 pm
Rainier Arts and Cultural Center, Columbia City 

Family fun, food, music, special guest speakers, games & more on Juneteenth for the Grand Opening of TimeKnot Games! 

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7th Annual Othello Park Juneteenth Celebration 

June 24, 2023, from 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Othello Playground, Seattle, WA

The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Othello Park is loaded with excellent soul food, entertainment for the whole family, and free activities! 

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City of Shoreline Juneteenth Celebration 

June 19, 2023, from 4:00-8:00 pm
Shoreline City Hall 

Shoreline's Inaugural city-sponsored Juneteenth Celebration with performances by the Northside Step Team and the P. I - E. Pruitt and Maureese Itson Band (hosted by ShoreLake Arts), Black small business and food vendors, a guided Juneteenth mural stroll, and much more at this free, fun community celebration. 

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WA State Parks Free Entry 

June 19, 2023, All Day
All Washington State Parks

Juneteenth also falls on the 110th birthday of WA State Parks, which means freedom to explore the outdoors in all of them, for free! Saint Edward and Bridle Trails are the closest to Seattle. 

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