Annual Juneteenth celebration brings big bash to St. Pete this Saturday

Annual Juneteenth celebration brings big bash to St. Pete this Saturday

A painter at Juneteenth
Photo courtesy City of St. Pete

One of the Burg’s most meaningful celebrations is back this weekend. Join the City of St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation Department for their annual Juneteenth Celebration this Saturday, June 3, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Enoch D. Davis Center, 1111 18th Avenue South.

The annual event honors the federal holiday Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865. The festivities are free and family-friendly, open to all ages and the general public.


The Juneteenth Celebration of Black culture and history will feature music, poetry, dancing, activities for all ages, food, giveaways, and important community resources. The Enoch D. Davis Center was built in 1981 and named after Rev. Enoch D. Davis, a longtime activist and civic leader with a mission to make the community a great place to live. The center serves as a multiservice space, housing human services agencies, legal services, social services, multipurpose rooms, and other amenities.

Of course, this won’t be the only celebration of its kind. With June 17 as the official Juneteenth date, there are plenty more events and activities to come in St. Pete.

Juneteenth Freedom Fest

What: Local festival favorite Saturday Shoppes is hosting a massive Juneteenth celebration in the Historic Deuces District, featuring live music, tons of local makers, shops and artists, incredible food trucks, and craft beer on tap.


When: June 17, 11 am – 3 pm

Where: 515 22nd Street South

Shades of Pride Festival: A LGBTQ+ Juneteenth Celebration

What: With host Ts Madison, Shades of Pride will celebrate the history of Juneteenth while showcasing the Art and Qulture of our Black and Brown LGBTQ+ siblings. Join in to learn more about the deep impact of Black and Brown qulture on the LGBTQ+ community as a whole and its deep roots in the evolution of Pride. This event is 18+.

When: June 17, 6 pm – 2 am

Where: The Factory

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