Celebrations in Maine - Juneteenth 2023
Ellsworth - Juneteenth Downeast Commemoration, Knowlton Park; June 19th; 2:00 - 6:00 pm.
Lamoine - Weekend on the Water, Lamoine State Park (pre-registration required); June 17th-18th.
Lewiston - Juneteenth: A Change We’re Waiting For, Kennedy Park; June 16th; 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
Portland - Juneteenth Freedom Celebration, 200 Anderson Street; June 18th; 11:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Portland - Portland Museum of Art, free admission in celebration of Juneteenth & Pride; June 17th-19th, regular hours.
Portland - State of Maine Black Symposium, USM Hannaford Hall; June 19th; 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
South Portland - Juneteenth & World Refugee Day Celebration, Redbank Community Center; June 19th; 1:00 - 5:00 pm.
Westbrook - Juneteenth Film Series, Walker Memorial Library; June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th; starting @ 1:00 pm.
Wiscasset - James Weldon Johnson + Juneteenth (combined celebration), Town common; June 17th; 4:00 - 5:30 pm.
"June 19, 1865, shortened to 'Juneteenth,' was the day the enslaved African Americans in Texas were told that slavery had ended, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed..." ~ from the book On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed.