Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival 2023


Sun Jun 18 2023 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm


52nd street, Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA


The Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival, started by the Pennsylvania Juneteenth Initiative, is the largest annual celebration in the nation attended by thousands, where we join together to have fun, embrace our history and continue the tradition of Kujichagulia (self-determination).

The first Philadelphia Juneteenth Parade and Festival took place on June 18, 2016. This event drew an audience of 5000 people, 2 floats, 15 units and 50 vendors with the parade ending and the festival occurring at the African American Museum at 7th and Arch. And as they say, “The rest is history”.

Over the past 5 years, the parade has grown to be the largest in the nation drawing over 25000 attendees to experience a culturally festive 1.5-mile-long parade with over 2000 participants and 20+ floats. The annual celebration continues with a historic Malcolm X Park festival with over 250 vendors and a musical concert for the entire family to enjoy!

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the ending slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865 (two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was in effect), the Union soldiers landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. The celebration carries the example of a thesis statement police brutality research questions connotation that until we’re all free, none of us is free.


Juneteenth Parade

Sunday, 18th June

12 pm - 2 pm

52nd Street

Juneteenth Marketplace & Art in the Park

Sunday, 18th June

10 am - 8 pm

Malcolm X Park

Juneteenth Musical Festival

Sunday, 18th June

3 pm - 7 pm

52nd & Larchwood

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Where is it happening?

52nd street, Philadelphia , United States

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