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How you can celebrate Juneteenth 2021 in WNY

Juneteenth Festival 2021 is a virtual celebration
Posted at 5:00 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 11:17:29-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo has one of the nation's largest Juneteenth celebrations, according to Juneteenth Festival, Inc. This year, it's a virtual celebration, with some in person pop ups.

"We encourage everybody to celebrate, bring out the grill, do what you do on holidays...have a great time while looking at your devices," said Jennifer Earle-Jones, President, Juneteenth Festival, Inc.

So here are a few ways to celebrate virtually and in-person:

  • Saturday, June 19
    • 11-6pm: online celebration, click here to stream or watch on their Facebook page
    • 11am-7pm: pop-up celebration with music and artists at Black Monarchy (524 W. Utica)
    • 11am: in-person walk with the FreeThem Walkers
Free Them walkers finish at the African American Heritage Corridor
Free Them walkers finish at the African American Heritage Corridor

  • Gift to Africa Art Exhibit
    • Friday, Saturday and Sunday
    • Self-guided tour of African art at the Juneteenth HQ
      • 1517 Genesee St.