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Juneteenth 2022

Community Calendar of Events

Altgeld Hall on a early summer evening

This community calendar is a service of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to commemorate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. The information included has been provided by each event sponsor. For questions, please email the event contact listed.

HV Neighborhood Transformation and the Urbana Park District Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2–7 pm
Crestview Park, Urbana
please note new start time

Please Join HV Neighborhood Transformation for the kick off of their 40 Days of Peace and Community Building and Juneteenth Celebration at Crestview Park from 2-7pm with food trucks, games and entertainment.

For questions, please contact Maurice Hayes at

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration with the Champaign Public Library

Saturday, June 18, 12–3 pm
Douglass Park, Champaign

Join the Champaign Public Library in celebrating 157 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Galveston, Texas.

Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games!

Made possible with support from the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.

For questions, please contact Dante Scott at

Randolph Street Community Garden (RSCG)

Sunday, June 19, 10:30 am until dark
Near the intersection of Neil Street & Beardsley Ave, Champaign

This year’s Juneteenth celebration at the Randolph Street Community Garden will feature the culmination of two-week residency with the Minnesota-based artist Seitu Jones and his public art projects with local youth (June 6-17). There will also be voter registration, a Freedom Ride (bikes), parade and music.

For questions, please contact Dawn Blackman at

BFAPA Presents: Juneteenth Brunch at Neil St. Blues

Sunday, June 19, 12 to 1:30 pm
Neil St. Blues (301 N Neil St #106, Champaign)
Cost for Brunch is $25 per person

Join BFAPA in a Juneteenth Brunch that will feature Fried Chicken, Waffles, Southern Fried Catfish, Hand Cut Collard Greens, Baked Mac n’ Cheese, Shrimp ’n Grits, Hashbrown Casserole, Britt’s Spiced Rum Bread Pudding, and more!

RSVP by Wednesday, June 8. Juneteenth Bruch RSVP Form.

For questions, please contact Dementro Powell at