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June 17, 2023 - June 19, 2023
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Amherst, MA 01002
Juneteenth Weekend activities are free and all are welcome
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Celebrate Juneteenth Weekend!

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Celebrate Juneteenth Amherst!

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Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 10:00 AM Ancestral Bridges presents the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Legacy Celebration:  Celebrating The Legacy That Makes Amherst An Important Place In the History Of Juneteenth.  Learn more at

Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 4:00 PM Celebrating Juneteenth with Amherst Cinema: Free Film & Community Discussion; Fences, dir. Denzel Washington.  Following the screening, join Amherst Cinema at 6:30pm for “The Journey, Joy & Love of Black Fatherhood”, a panel featuring fathers from our local community. Learn more at

Monday, June 19, 2023 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free Juneteenth Brunch & Books with Dr. Shirley Jackson Whitaker at the Mill District Local Art Gallery Learn more at

Monday, June 19, 2023 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Town of Amherst celebrates the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee on the Town Common:  Our Voices. Our History. Our Vision. Our Stories. Local Food & Craft Vendors, Self-guided Tour: Amherst and the Black Community.

Jubilee on the Common Schedule

  • 12:00 PM Opening Ceremony Amherst Area Gospel Choir
  • 1:00 PM Performance by Tap Roots
  • 2:30 PM Aimee Salmon
  • 3:45 PM Performance by ReBelle
  • 5:00 PM Performance by Tem Blessed featuring Nadia

Monday, June 19, 2023 from 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Juneteenth Jamboree at Mill River Recreation Area BLACK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF AMHERST AREA & SANKOFA GUMBO INC PRESENT JUNETEENTH JAMBOREE Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date on which enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, finally received the news they were free. FOOD - MUSIC - ART & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT COME JOIN US FOR THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT MONDAY • JUNE 19TH 4PM TO SUNDOWN MILL RIVER RECREATION AREA 95 MONTAGUE RD AMHERST, MA Learn more at

Questions? Contact Jennifer Moyston at 


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