Juneteenth Weekend Celebration




Juneteenth Weekend Celebration

Rockford Buzz

Rockford Buzz



Saturday, June 18

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Sinnissippi Park

1401 N 2nd St, Rockford, IL 0

(815) 218-2861

Juneteenth 1865


The Rockford Juneteenth Celebration is a celebration for all races commemorating the day the slaves were freed in the south. Featured events include a community cookout, Chautauqua, Juneteenth Queen competition, community church service, all-black graduation, and Sunday's Best competition.


3:00 PM – Community Chautauqua Conversations

4:00 pm – Live music: Groove Hotel

5:00 pm – Community Chautauqua Conversations

6:00 pm – Miss Juneteenth Princess & Queen Competition

7:00 pm – Live Music, Community Dance Party for all ages, cash giveaways, prizes, and more with DJ Woody


11:00 am – Community church service

1:00 pm – All Black Graduation with Tony Turner of Conscious Coaching

3:00 pm – DJ Rated AG and special Juneteenth performances

3:30 pm – Live Gospel music & special guest speakers

4:15 pm – Juneteenth Community Awards

5:00 pm – Sunday’s Best Competition with Harlan Jefferson and Red of Live at Levings

6:00 pm – Dorothy Page Turner

6:30 pm – Jermaine Rideout & Soul Serious Gospel Band

7:15 pm – Juneteenth Queen Competition Crowning

7:30 pm – Live music: New Royal Travelers


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