Your Guide to Celebrate Juneteenth in St. Petersburg

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Your Guide to Celebrate Juneteenth in St. Petersburg

June 12, 2024 - Juneteenth, officially Juneteenth National Independence Day, is a federal holiday celebrated annually on June 19 to commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S. Join the St. Pete community in commemorating this significant day with local events that celebrate freedom, culture, and community while recognizing the significance of Juneteenth. Here's a guide for all you need to know about observing and honoring this holiday:

How to Celebrate Juneteenth in St. Pete

FREE Community Events

Phyllis Wheatley Rise to Read Campaign
Thursday, June 13 - Sunday, June 16
Various locations and times

Residents are encouraged to fly the Pan-African flag and join the activities for all ages.

Saturday Shoppes: Freedom Fest
Saturday, June 15
4-8 p.m.
Tropicana Field Lot 1, 1 Tropicana Dr.

The Shoppes are an outdoor event catering to small businesses with a focus on their growth in individual cities.

Good Stock Out of St. Pete Juneteenth Festival and Mentorship Expo
Sunday, June 16
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Williams Park, 350 2nd Ave. N

This event will highlight African Americans who are making St. Petersburg proud and have received awards for their accomplishments in the Arts, Medicine, Education, Sports and so much more.

2024 Juneteenth Gospel Fest
Sunday, June 16
4-6 p.m.
Deuces Corner Bandshell, Corner of 9th Ave. S and 22nd St. S

Juneteenth Gospel Fest featuring some of the Tampa Bay’s most talented soul- soothing gospel singers and some of the region’s best soul food.

TICKETED Community Events

Shades of Pride Juneteenth Event – St Pete Pride and Metro Inclusive Health
The Factory, 2606 Fairfield Ave. S.

  • Day 1 - Friday, June 14, 5:30 p.m. - 3 a.m. featuring a Prequel to Ballroom, Poetry Slam, and Night Party

  • Day 2 - Saturday, June 15, 1 p.m. - 3 a.m. featuring panel discussions, live musical performances, and close out with The Honors Ball

St Pete Pride's Shades of Pride Juneteenth Celebration is a 2-day Art and Music Festival that showcases the Black and Brown experience of the LGBTQIA+ community in the Tampa Bay Region through Art, Culture, Music, and Panel Discussions.

Juneteenth Music Festival
Saturday, June 15
4 - 9 p.m.
Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr.

The live outdoor concert will feature headliner Shawn Brown, one of the world’s top Hammond organ jazz musicians. The festival will also feature Tampa’s very own Beat Down Band, which features a signature sound that has defined the landscape of today’s R&B and soul music scene.

The Shout: Gospel Music Workshop
Wednesday, June 19
6- 8 p.m.
Tully- Levine Gallery, Arts Xchange Campaus, 515 22nd Str. S.

Join Dr. Kevin B. Parrott, a renowned Gospel music scholar and Minister of Music for the Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, for a dynamic journey into the heart and soul of Gospel music. In honor of Juneteenth, this special workshop will explore the rich history of this powerful genre, from its origins to its modern expressions of faith, resilience, and social justice.

City Facility Closures and Trash & Recycling Information

Certain City facilities and services will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in observance of Juneteenth. 
Residential trash and recycling collection will not be impacted. Find more information at