Details of the week-long Fort Wayne, Indiana, 2021 Fort Wayne Juneteenth celebration.
Celebrate Juneteenth Fort Wayne 2021
Juneteenth Fort Wayne 2021 will be a week-long celebration.
Fort Wayne, Indiana (May 12, 2021) – Unity in the community takes center stage for Fort Wayne’s Freedom Day. Over 30 organizations and 70 individuals have come together to form the Juneteenth Collaborative and facilitate a week-long Cultural Celebration. Juneteenth is an annual holiday to observe the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when news of emancipation reached people in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy in Galveston, Texas on June 19th, 1865.
This week-long Celebration will take place in various locations on the Southeast side of Fort Wayne. The Elder Jubilee Brunch, held at Turner Chapel AME (the oldest African-American church in the city), will kick-off the events on Sunday, June 13th, from 2pm-4pm. The Celebration will end with a passing of the torch ceremony at Weisser Park, The ALC promenade down Oxford Street, and festivities held at McMillen Park on Saturday, June 19th from 10:30am – 6pm. The events will offer education, culture, and family fun. We are excited to announce Juneteenth Fort Wayne 2021! (Schedule Below)
Go to Juneteenth 2021 Facebook Page for more information.
Sunday, June 13th, 2021
“Elder Jubilee Brunch” Juneteenth Kick-Off – Honoring Community Elders
Location: 836 E. Jefferson Blvd. Turner Chapel AME
Monday, June 14th, 2021
“Sowing Seeds” Gardening w/ Smiley’s Garden Angels & Human Agricultural Co-Operative.
Location: 2500 Tillman Rd., next to Fellowship Missionary Church
Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
“Power of Black Economics” Black Economics w/ Liberty Group Realty – House to Holmes
Location: 836 E. Jefferson Blvd, Turner Chapel AME Church
Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
“Freedom Fest – A Day of Remembrance” Showcase Local Black Artists Health Hut and Urban Update
Location: 3304 Fairfield Ave., Health Hut Wellness Center.
Thursday, June 17th, 2021
“Lawn & Learn” Interactive Community Discussion
Location: 2135 S. Hanna St., Urban League
Friday, June 18th, 2021
“Under the Tent” Young Adult Night (age: 21+)
Location: 5921 Hessen Cassel Rd., Ayahso Nice Jamaican Grill & Creamery
Saturday June 19, 2021
“The Art Leadership Center Promenade”
Passing of the Torch Ceremony | Time: 10:30am-11am
Promenade | Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm
Location: Weisser Park
Saturday June 19, 2021
Location: 3901 Abbott St., McMillen Park
The Juneteenth Collaborative connects leaders and organizations that embody a collective approach for community welfare and events; locally and abroad. For questions about Juneteenth, the Juneteenth Collaborative, or the event schedule please feel free to contact us.
For questions about Juneteenth, the Juneteenth Collaborative, or the event schedule please feel free to contact Adrian Curry at 260-2068437, or email JuneteenthCollaborative13@gmail.com.