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Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are honored to partner and host a portion of the Juneteenth festivities for a second year at their campus. There will be storytelling, dancing, hustle fest, unity walk and African Ancestral Reverence Ceremony. Event cost: Free Event time: 2-7 p.m. June 17, 2022
The 14th Annual MIU Run for the Ribbon 5K takes place at The Detroit Zoo. This year’s Run for the Ribbon, “Together Again,” takes place Father’s Day. Participate in the 5K run/walk loop or a one-mile stroll around the zoo. Event cost: $35/5K and one-mile zoo stroll, $25/Doze for Dads Event...
There will be three events to choose from; a firecracker 5K, One Mile Fun Run and a Kids' 200-meter dash. Virtual options available, too. Event cost: $45+ Event time: 8 a.m.-noon July 4, 2022
In celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, Cranbrook Art Museum gallery admission will be free for all. Explore their current exhibitions including Tunde Olanrian: Made a Universe, Tyrrell Winston: A Tiger’s Stripes, and Whatever Gets You Through the Night: Selections from the Mott-Warsh Collection. Cranbrook on the Green mini-golf will be...
Activities at this Juneteenth event will include a Kids Zone, crafts, food vendors, storytelling, special presentations and much more. Event cost: Free Event time: noon-4 p.m. June 18, 2022
Celebrating its 4th year, the Juneteenth Jubilee takes place over Juneteenth weekend at various locations in Detroit. On June 17, it will take place at Eastern Market Brewing Company. On June 18, it will take at Livernois Ave. of Fashion. On June 19, it will take place at Eastern...
This fireworks celebration has been happening for the past 11 years. Families can watch the Walled Lake Fireworks light up the sky over Walled Lake. Fireworks begin at dusk. Event cost: Free Event time: 9-10:30 p.m. June 25, 2022
Bring your own blanket and chairs to their annual fireworks display in Sibley Square Park. Fireworks start promptly once it gets dark after the Wixom Family Fun Night activities. Event cost: Free Event time: 6-10 p.m. June 23, 2022
Enjoy a walk through Indian Springs Metropark to celebrate Independence Day. On the walk, you will visit park wetlands and prairies to look for plants, insects and other parts of the landscape that come in hues of red, white and blue. Participants are encouraged to bring a smartphone or...
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Celebrate Juneteenth with American Girl Addy at William P. Faust Library. Hear a story about Juneteenth, play a game, make a craft and enjoy a snack. For children ages 6 and up. Registration required. Event cost: Free Event time: 2-3 p.m. June 18, 2022
Art|Pride: Behind the Seen with the Detroit Institute of Arts at William P. Faust Public Library in WestlandKari Zaffarano -
Adults are invited for an in-person program presented by the DIA to raise awareness of the significant contributions by LGBT modern and contemporary artists and their impact. The event will be presented by DIA volunteer, Carlene VanVoohies. Registration required. Event cost: Free Event time: 7-8:30 p.m. June 7, 2022
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Join William P. Faust Public Library as Drs. Micala Evans and Imelda Hunt of Eastern Michigan University's Department of Africology and African American Studies share the reason for the recognition of Juneteenth as a federal holiday, and the importance for people of every background to celebrate Juneteenth. Event cost: Free Event...