When:
Monday, Jun 17, 2024 9:00a -
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024 9:00p

Where:
Boston
Surrounding areas
Boston, MA

EventScheduled OfflineEventAttendanceMode

Admission:
$Varies

Categories:
Art, History, Kid Friendly, Music, Outside

Event website:
https://joyraft.com/event/9-juneteenth-events-in-boston-this-week-boston-1001117

Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and it’s become a federal holiday full of cultural celebrations and Black joy. Boston is showing out for the occasion with free museum admission, parades, performances, lectures, and more. 


By Celina Colby


Juneteenth Open House at MFA Boston

When: Wednesday 6/19, 10am-5pm

Where: Fenway

Cost: Free

Info: Admission to the MFA is free for Massachusetts residents on Juneteenth, including access to the special exhibit “Hallyu! The Korean Wave.” While you’re there, see live performances, participate in art making activities, attend a drag story hour, experiment with face painting, and more.


Juneteenth at the ICA Boston

When: Wednesday 6/19, 10am-5pm

Where: Seaport

Cost: Free

Info: The ICA is free to all on Juneteenth and so is the water taxi across the harbor to their Watershed location, although advanced reservations are required. On the Seaport side enjoy live music from local jazz musicians from 12-4pm while overlooking the waterfront.


Juneteenth Free Day at the Gardner Museum

When: Wednesday 6/19, 11am-5pm

Where: Fenway

Cost: Free

Info: Celebrate this historic day with free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, plus art-making, film screenings, panel discussions with Black artists and leaders, live performances, and more.


Embrace Ideas Festival

When: Tuesday 6/18-Friday 6/21

Where: Venues around Boston

Cost: Free to $350 varying per event

Info: Join Embrace Boston for their annual weeklong celebration of Juneteenth featuring insightful lectures, an awards ceremony for civic and community leaders, and a free block party at Roxbury Community College June 21 at 3pm.


Juneteenth with Boston Harbor Islands

When: Wednesday 6/19, 9:30am-5pm

Where: Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center & Georges Island

Cost: Free to $25

Info: Listen to live music by R&B and Gospel recording artist Aric B. at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center and take a special guided tour of Georges Island focusing on Boston’s maritime underground railroad.


14th Annual Boston Juneteenth Emancipation Observance

When: Wednesday 6/19, 12:30pm

Where: The Museum of the National Center for Afro American Artists

Cost: Free

Info: Begin the afternoon with a flag raising at Roxbury’s Dillaway-Thomas House, then join a celebratory Juneteenth parade to the Museum of the National Center for Afro American Artists where a gathering with neighbors and local vendors will commence.


Juneteenth Block Party

When: Wednesday 6/19, 12pm

Where: Brookline

Cost: Free

Info: Join Brookline For the Culture for an afternoon of live music, soul food and Caribbean food, a dance party with a live DJ, ice cream, bounce houses, face painting, and more in celebration of Juneteenth.


Forever Free - Juneteenth

When: Wednesday 6/19, 2pm

Where: Newton

Cost: $30

Info: Enjoy live performances by award-winning vocalist Donna McElroy & Cherry Street Music Artistic Director Allison Eldredge paying homage to spirituals, Black American songwriters, jazz greats, and more.


7th Annual Malden Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

When: Wednesday 6/19, 11am

Where: Malden

Cost: Free

Info: Listen to inspiring lectures, live music, spoken word, and stirring drumming performances at this Juneteenth celebration meant to feed the mind, body, and soul. 


--

Photo: The Embrace on Boston Common

Share this event

Add to:

Reddit
06/17/2024 09:00:00 06/19/2024 21:00:00 America/New_York 9 Juneteenth Events in Boston 2024 <p>Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and it’s become a federal holiday full of cultural celebrations and Black joy. Boston is showing out for the occasion with free mu... Boston, Boston, MA false MM/DD/YYYY

Sponsored events