Celebrate Juneteenth in Pierce County
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Here are a few ways to celebrate African American history and culture in Pierce County:
Puyallup 3rd Annual Juneteenth, Saturday, June 10, Grayland Park
Puyallup’s third-annual celebration will include a basketball tournament, food trucks, live music games and sweet treats.
Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, Thursday, June 15, Tollefson Plaza
This family-friendly celebration will feature music and performances to honor Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) mural designed by artist Dionne Bonner. Enjoy delicious food and add your handprint to the BLM mural.
Juneteenth Commemoration, Thursday, June 15, Washington State History Museum (Free entry)
Writers will compose and read original works reflecting on items from the museum’s collection and the historical significance of the holiday. Attendees will also hear youth writers read original reflections on the significance of Juneteenth and can try their hand at letterpress printing.
Juneteenth Celebration: A Road to Economic Freedom, Monday, June 19, Stewart Heights Park
The festival will include speakers, performances, and more than 50 vendors from trade associations, local businesses, nonprofits and finance.