Juneteenth - Cedar Rapids

A celebration of the end of slavery in America.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in America. On June 19, 1865, some of the last enslaved people in America were freed when the news, at last, reached Confederate Galveston, Texas. Since that day, Juneteenth has been celebrated to honor the African Americans who built this nation.


Join the African American Museum of Iowa for their annual Juneteenth Festival! Bring your family out to commemorate this important holiday and enjoy a variety of live performances from talented local artists. This program is part of the AAMI’s Juneteenth Commemoration.


While at the festival, stop by the Veridian booth for fun activities and to adopt your own pet piggy savings bank (while supplies last). 


Event Information


Cedar Rapids, IA

Location: NewBo City Market
1100 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

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