Jessica Fisher

Celebrate Juneteenth in Spokane

Jessica Fisher, Public Information Coordinator, No Phone Number Available

Friday, June 7, 2024 at 4:52 p.m.

Celebrate Juneteenth in Spokane

Updated 06/12/2024

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of the day that General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, announcing that all 250,000+ previously enslaved black Americans in Texas were now free. General Granger’s historic June 19, 1865 announcement came over two years AFTER President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Juneteenth is also referred to as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, and Liberation Day.

The City invites the community to join some of the many Juneteenth celebrations in Spokane.

  • Juneteenth Kickoff Event – Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 7 p.m., MLK Jr. Community Center, 500 S. Stone Street.
    The Juneteenth kickoff event will feature local speakers, food, entertainment, networking, and engaging conversations with community leaders.
  • Pillar Awards – Friday, June 14, 6 p.m., Fox Theatre, 1001 W. Sprague Avenue
    An awards show acknowledging and celebrating those who help uplift the African American community in Spokane.
  • Juneteenth Community Celebration—Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., MLK Jr. Community Center, 500 S. Stone Street
    Join the Juneteenth community celebration at the MLK Jr. Community Center. Enjoy live music, food, giveaways, games, resource vendors, and more.
  • Father’s Day Brunch – Saturday, June 15, 12 p.m., Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene Street
    A free brunch honoring fathers, male mentors, and father figures who play an important role in their children’s lives or the children they mentor or raise.
  • Juneteenth Community Celebration – Wednesday, June 19, 11 a.m., Grant Park, 1015 S. Arthur Street
    Join the Juneteenth community celebration in the park! There will be live music, food, giveaways, games, and more!
  • Spokane Indians King Carl Night – Wednesday, June 19, 6:35 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana Street
    Join the Spokane Indians in celebrating the life and legacy of local civil rights activist and champion boxer, Carl Maxey. $1 from each ticket sold from this group ticket offer will be donated to the Sandy Williams Fund for the Carl Maxey Center.

Spokane City Hall, Spokane Municipal Court, and Spokane Public Library branches are closed on Juneteenth. City parking meters and kiosks do not require payments on that day; remember even when parking is free on holidays, all parking rules still apply.

More information on City Closures Planned For Juneteenth.

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