June 19th, 1865, aka "Juneteenth," commemorates the end of slavery in the United States when news officially reached Galveston, Texas. It serves as a day of remembrance, reflection, and celebration of African American culture, resilience, and societal contributions. 

Honor the progress of Black American ancestors, and learn about and celebrate accomplishments at one of these Juneteenth Celebrations in Cumberland County.   


Juneteenth Community Celebration

Celebrate Juneteenth with the Umoja Group of Lewis Chapel Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 19 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the John D. Fuller Sr. Recreational Athletic Complex. (6627 Old Bunce Road Fayetteville, NC 28314)

The Celebration will feature an African Art Exhibit, spoken word performances, and live entertainment by dancers and drummers. Shop with vendors with African Products, create your African yarn doll, and more.

Juneteenth Jubilee

Juneteenth Jubilee: Their Wildest Dreams 

Join us on Saturday, June 15 for the third annual Juneteenth Jubilee from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Cool Spring Downtown District at Festival Park. (335 Ray Avenue Fayetteville NC 28301)

This year’s Jubilee starts bright and early at 7:30 a.m. with a Juneteenth Celebration 5K weaving throughout the beautiful Cool Spring Downtown District. 

Later in Festival Park, enjoy performances featuring national artists including Pierce Freelon and Skip Marley, and local artists. Celebrate all day long with over 95 vendors to shop from, an art crawl, an author’s fair, and entertainment for everyone. 

In addition to the all-day fun in the sun, the Cool Spring Downtown District will have the Can-Do Coldwell Trolley available for festival-goers to enjoy an educational tour focused on the history of Juneteenth and Black history here in Fayetteville, curated in partnership with local historians from Fayetteville State University.

Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration

The Juneteenth Block Party

Honor the past, celebrate the present, and step into the future with a three-day Juneteenth Celebration presented by Book Black Women, Inc. and No Longer Bound Entertainment, LLC powered by Circa 1865, LLC. 

Come dine with black-owned food trucks and shop with black-owned businesses while immersing yourself in Black History education and two-step dancing to culturally significant music at the Freedom Block Party on Saturday, June 22 from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Fayetteville on Maxwell Street.

Henley's Soul Food

Juneteenth Liberty & Legacy Celebration

Join us at Dirtbag Ales for an unforgettable celebration of freedom on Saturday, June 15 from 1 p.m. until 10 p.m. Experience the Town of Hope Mills Juneteenth Liberty & Legacy Celebration, a vibrant event steeped in culture and freedom. 

Come out to enjoy music by The Phoebes Band & Electric Soul, delectable food trucks, and over 40 vendors offering a diverse array of goods. This celebration promises something for everyone. 

The Juneteenth Heritage Brunch 

Conclude the Juneteenth Celebration at the Juneteenth Heritage Brunch on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Carver’s Creek in Spring Lake, NC. The brunch is symbolic of breaking bread and will allow descendants and allies alike to celebrate the uncharted possibilities of the future.

DBA Sunday brunch

Fitness & Wellness 

United in Rhythm: A Community Dance

Join the United in Rhythm Zumbathon on Saturday, June 22 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Tokay Senior Fitness Center Park for a dynamic and inclusive workout experience.

Cool down after Zumba with shopping for products and services from local vendors.

United in Rhythm Community Workout

The Arts

The Juneteenth Celebration

The Juneteenth Celebration will kick off with the reprisal of the original stage production, 400 Years: The Evolution of Black America on Wednesday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seabrook Auditorium on the campus of Fayetteville State University. The production will use dance, songs, and spoken word to display Black American History.

The Hari Jones Memorial Lecture

The NC History Center on the Civil War, Emancipation & Reconstruction in Fayetteville will commemorate Juneteenth with its 6th annual Hari Jones Memorial Lecture on Monday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. (1217 Murchison Road Fayetteville, NC 28301)

The lecturers, Leese Jones,  the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum in Washington, North Carolina, and Milt Jones will deliver the lecture in period piece costumes to engage the audience. The program will also consist of singing, dancing, and exhibits to help illustrate freedom-seeking information.

Black Art Crawl 

Join Black Artists Forward for their first-ever art crawl in the Cool Spring Downtown District. They have partnered with the Cool Spring Downtown District to provide a showcase of exhibits, events, and opportunities for artists of the diaspora. 

Start your art crawl by visiting Dirty Whiskey for the opening reception of the exhibit “Free,” curated by Desmond Lattimore of Gallery 16 on Friday, June 14 at 6 p.m. 

Your next stop should be Gallery 13 for the opening reception of “An Exhibition to Remember,” curated by Collyn Strother on Friday, June 14, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

And conclude your art crawl experience at Garnet Skull for the opening reception of Sacred: Venerating our Ancestors on Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sacred takes a look at our past and serves as a space to honor who we are and who we are becoming.

Dogwood Art Life Studio




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