Celebrate a weekend of education and advocacy with your community during the Juneteenth Oregon Parade and Festival.
Juneteenth Oregon is a nonprofit organization that connects and strengthens communities, and shares the history of Juneteenth. In 2022, the organization is celebrating its 50th Juneteenth Oregon festival with the return of in-person events. Plus, Juneteenth became a federal holiday in 2021, which is also a cause for celebration.
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a federal holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves.
Events held on Juneteenth honor this monumental change in American history through celebration, education, advocacy and bringing communities together.
Here are all the details about this year’s event in Portland.
2022 Juneteenth Oregon Parade and Festival
The free annual community empowered Juneteenth festival brings its celebration to the community with local jazz, hip hop and soul legends, education, empowering speeches from community leaders and more.
Juneteenth Oregon Parade and Festival is taking place Saturday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 19, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The route leads from Safeway at 5920 NE Martin Luther King Blvd. and heads south on MLK. It turns west on NE Russell St. and ends at Lillis-Albina Park where the festival is held.
At Lillis-Albina Park, you’ll enjoy musical performances, local vendors, a variety of food and a kid’s area.
The event also features guests from the Miss Juneteenth Oregon program, which provides education and resources to help youth build resilience, gain confidence and make positive life choices.
Here’s the lineup of performers each day:
- Jay Electronica
- Mic Capes
- Rasheed Jamal
- DJ Bryson
- Exclusive DJ Set by Jumbo Is Dr.ama
- Mike Phillips
- Liv Warfield
- Tahirah Memory
- DJ O.G. One
- Bridgecity Soul
The event is free to attend. Lillis-Albina Park is located at N Flint Ave. and Russell St. in Portland. For more information, visit Juneteenth Oregon’s website.