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Juneteenth 2023

The Habitat Philadelphia team and community celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth - the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. 

June 16 – June 19

The Habitat Philadelphia team and community celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth.

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the abolition of enslavement in the United States. To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, we encourage you to read more here, provided by The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, we close our office and construction sites on Monday, June 19 to celebrate and remember the significance of Juneteenth. The ReStore will be closed in observation on Saturday, June 17. We encourage our Habitat Family to celebrate alongside us.  Celebrate, educate, advocate, and shop in ways that support Black communities in and around Philadelphia.

Resource Guide:

Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival is the largest annual celebration in the country to join together to embrace history. Learn more about Juneteenth’s history in Philadelphia at juneteenthphilly.org.

 
 

Celebrate

Find a parade, festival, or event happening near you.

  • The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is the largest annual celebration in the nation attended by thousands where we join together to have fun, embrace our history and continue the tradition of Kujichagulia (self-determination). Every event described below is hosted here, on The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival website.
    • Miss Juneteenth Pageant
      Saturday, June 10, 6:00 PM
    • Juneteenth “Honoring the Ancestors” Breakfast
      Friday, June 16, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • Juneteenth Parade
      Sunday, June 18, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    • Juneteenth Marketplace & Art in the Park
      Sunday, June 18, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • Juneteenth Children’s Village
      Sunday, June 18, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • Juneteenth Music Festival
      Sunday, June 18, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Juneteenth Wine & Arts Festival
    Saturday, June 17, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Juneteenth Celebration at Hatfield House
    Saturday, June 17, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival in Germantown
    Saturday, June 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    This year, Johnson House Historic Site will host its 17th annual celebration of Juneteenth. Johnson House Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, Underground Railroad Station, and Center for Social Advocacy, represents what everyday people have done and can do to make a difference in their community and beyond.
  • Cecil B. Moore Library Juneteenth Celebrations
    Thursday, June 15, 12:00 PM

    • Juneteenth Storytime with Mama Carla Wiley at 12:00 PM
    • Collaging and Bookmaking as Ritual with Doriana Gabrielle Diaz from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    • Afro Poetry with Blew Kind starting at 1:30 PM
    • Drumming with the Sistahas Laying Down Hands Collective from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • And Printmaking with the Dox Thrash Project!
 
 

Educate (online and in-person opportunities)

 
 

Advocate

Equitable Housing: Habitat Philadelphia believes everyone deserves to build the foundation for a stable, healthy future for themselves and their families. Visit our advocacy page to raise your voice for affordable housing!

Shop

Support Black business owners on Juneteenth and continue to support them throughout the year. Below are some places Black-owned businesses will be open on Juneteenth, or their online platforms you can shop with year-round.