Celebrating Juneteenth in Colorado

Written by on June 13, 2024

10 Events to Celebrate Juneteenth in Colorado

Colorado comes alive with vibrant Juneteenth celebrations, offering a blend of cultural richness, historical significance, and community spirit. From Denver’s lively parades and music festivals to educational tours at historical landmarks, there are plenty of ways to commemorate this day – explore art exhibitions featuring Black artists, join community service projects, support Black-owned businesses and more. With so many activities that honor freedom, resilience, and cultural heritage, Juneteenth in Colorado promises an unforgettable experience for everyone.

Here are 10 events celebrating Juneteenth throughout Colorado:

1. Juneteenth Jump-Off Jam

  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Venue: Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.
  • Info: The kick-off starts with good music and vibes from DJ DEE Smooth and DJ Kimani.

2. Juneteenth Festival Library Tours

  • Date: June 15, 2024 – Every hour between 10a-4p
  • Venue: Blair Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St. in Denver’s historic Five Points neighborhood.
  • Info: Discover the rich history of Juneteenth through special exhibits and guided tours at local libraries. Perfect for families, history buffs and culture enthusiasts.

3. Juneteenth Music Festival

  • Date: June 15-16, 2024
  • Venue: Welton Street in the historic Five Points neighborhood.
  • Info: Enjoy vibrant a parade, music performances, local vendors, and cultural exhibits. This festival is a cornerstone of Denver’s Juneteenth celebrations and is one of the largest celebrations in the nation.

4. Official Juneteenth After Party W DJ MANNIE FRESH & Friends

  • Date: June 15, 2024
  • Venue: Mirus Gallery & Art Bar Denver, 1144 Broadway St. in Denver.
  • Info: Come dressed in your 2000s best to party with DJ Mannie Fresh.

5. Southern Colorado Juneteenth Festival

  • Date: June 14-16, 2024
  • Venue: America the Beautiful Park, Cimino Dr, in Colorado Springs
  • Info: Head to Southern Colorado for a day of festivities, including live music, food vendors, and cultural performances celebrating Juneteenth.

6. Juneteenth Concert on the Lawn

  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Venue: Foothills Shopping Center, Ft. Collins
  • Info: Relax and enjoy live music in a beautiful outdoor setting. This concert features a diverse lineup of artists and genres.

7. Juneteenth Celebration at MCA Denver

  • Date: June 14, 2024
  • Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St, Denver
  • Info: Walk the black carpet, mix and mingle, and tour the new Summer exhibits. Come drink and party with Color of Fashion and The Black Girls Social Club Denver Chapter at MCA Denver. Wear your best red, yellow, green or combination of all three colors.

8. Juneteenth Hip Hop and Politics Panels

  • Date: June 14-15, 2024
  • Venue: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Performing Arts Complex, 119 Park Avenue West in Denver’s historic Five Points, Denver.
  • Info: Engage in thought-provoking discussions about the intersection of hip hop culture and political activism. This panel features influential speakers and artists.

9. Juneteenth at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

  • Date: June 19, 2024
  • Venue: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Info: Participate in educational activities and view special exhibits that highlight African American contributions to science and nature.

10. FOCO Juneteenth: 3rd Annual Celebration

  • Date: June 14-16, 2024
  • Venue: Washington Park, 215 E Foothills Pkwy., Fort Collins
  • Info: Celebrate in Fort Collins with a variety of events, including music, dance, and educational activities that honor the significance of Juneteenth.

Juneteenth honors the endless resilience, historic, and cultural contributions of Black Americans. It is a time to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to an equitable and vibrant future. As you enjoy these events, remember to stay safe, stay hydrated, and enjoy the moment.

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