Celebrate Juneteenth: A Guide to Local Events
Rochester Juneteenth Festival: A Freedom Celebration
Saturday, June 18th at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 353 Court Street, Rochester, NY 14607. 10 AM - 7 PM.
Greater Rochester Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission and Rochester City School District’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative Rochester Juneteenth Festival will be held in downtown Rochester at MLK Park from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Enjoy free events in the park, and free admission into the Strong Museum of play!
ROC Freedom Riders Annual Juneteenth Bike Ride
Saturday, June 18th, 2022 at 10 AM
Meeting place: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park, 353 Court Street
10 mile route across the city of Rochester followed by celebration with music, local vendors, and more.
Sixth Annual Rochester Juneteenth 5K Event
The Sixth Annual Rochester Juneteenth 5K Event is scheduled for 1 pm on June 19, 2022 in the Genesee Valley Park. The event is organized by the CGI International Jazz Festival to honor the historic importance of Juneteenth. All proceeds from the event will be used to support the development of the Franklin D. Florence Civil Rights Heritage Park. The event will be held in-person, and virtual participation options are also available. Online registration is open for both in-person and virtual participation through June 19.
Juneteenth Block Party
Monday, June 20th, 11:30 AM - 2 PM on Church Street
Come to Rochester City Hall for a Juneteenth celebration with Mayor Evans. The event will feature food trucks and music.
Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a not-for-profit organization supporting the Rochester and Syracuse area communities. Headquartered in Rochester, NY, Goodwill of the Finger Lakes along with Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly ABVI) have a very long and successful history of creating job opportunities and serving the community through the Good Neighbor program, 211/LIFE LINE, and our vision services. In addition, we have several Goodwill thrift store locations offering second-hand clothing for men, women, and children as well as home goods and other accessories.