Juneteenth celebrations and events in Michiana

Juneteenth is being celebrated with events throughout Michiana on Friday. We compiled details of some of the local events.


Juneteenth Jubilee Community Cookout & Celebration

June 19, noon to 2 p.m.

The Boling Vision Center (2746 Old US 20) is hosting a community cookout with music and friendship.

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2nd Annual Elkhart Juneteenth Celebration

June 19, 5 p.m.

Canaan Baptist Church, 933 Fieldhouse Ave, Elkhart, Indiana 46517

Asking all black owned, Elkhart County businesses and/or organizations to come out and setup a booth. This year's event will feature an 8 minute 46 second vigil for victims of violence, guest speakers, music, food, free clothes giveaway, sundown fireworks.

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State Solidarity!

June 19

4 - 5:30 p.m. - March from Central Park to the police station

6 - 8 p.m. - Celebration in Howard Park in South Bend

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City of Niles Juneteenth Peace March

June 18, 6 - 8 p.m.

Mount Calvary Church, 601 Ferry St, Niles, Michigan 49120

Join us for a peaceful march against racial injustices. The march will begin in the parking lot of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 601 Ferry Street, Niles, MI. We will begin at 5:30 pm, for march instructions. The march route will begin on the corners of 6th and Cass heading West toward 5th Street. We will go South on 5th Street/M-51 South to Main Street. We will proceed West on Main to 2nd Street heading North to the City Building. There we will have speakers, handouts and closing prayer. Please wear a protective mask and maintain safe distancing during the march. If you have children participating please keep a watchful eye on them as we will be moving into traffic. Let's be respectful to all marchers and property. Please wear comfortable shoes for this .54 mile walk. Thank you so much. This event is put on by faith leaders and citizens in our community.

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University of Notre Dame Athletic Department Juneteenth celebration

June 19 at 12:30 p.m.

The gathering, at the Irish Green (between the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and Angela Boulevard), will include an opening prayer from defensive lineman Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, words from defensive lineman Daelin Hayes, offensive lineman Max Siegel and Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Brian Kelly. Participants, who are being asked to wear black shirts, will then take a unity walk for equality across campus.


Celebrate Emancipation

June 19, 8 - 9 p.m.
Warsaw Courthouse Square Historic District

Hosted by One Warsaw- Celebrating Us

Some speakers for the event. Pastor Denny-New Beginning Church Atwood , Walter Johnson-Associate Pastor New Beginning Atwood, Fr Ryan-St. Anne’s Church Warsaw, Joe Banks-Warsaw, Marsha Cook-Retired Educator Warsaw Community Schools, Dr.David Hoffert-Superintendent Warsaw Community Schools.

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