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Juneteenth Festival of Morris County

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the Juneteenth Festival of Morris County!


FREEDOM DAY: Juneteenth Festival of Morris County

The Juneteenth Festival of Morris County is a lively event created for all families to celebrate the resilience, solidarity, history and culture of the Black community. The day includes live performances by The Kofi and Sankofa Drum & Dance Ensemble, The Bradford Hays Quartet, The Unity Steppers, local artists, a tribute to famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who made a historic visit to Morristown, NJ in 1865, and more. Enjoy vendors, community resource tables, DJ sets, food, the Atlantic Health & Job pavilion and a main stage filled with live entertainment.

ON THE GREEN : AHS Health and Careers Pavilion

Out title sponsor Atlantic Health System will be providing information about how to promote a healthy lifestyle. Visit the Atlantic Health and Careers Pavilion to find out more about this and their 1,800 job openings! Also make sure to bring your children to enjoy face painting, crafts and more.

Juneteenth, traditionally observed on June 19th, commemorates Black liberation from the institution of slavery that took place at the end of the Civil War when President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation became the law in all states. The day also highlights the resilience, solidarity, and culture of the Black Community. June 19, 1865, was the day word reached the enslaved in Galveston, Texas, though this emancipation actually ended slavery on paper two years earlier on January 1, 1863.

The Sankofa Heritage Collective of Morris County was created to connect generations of people of African descent by expanding and documenting the contributions they have made to the community. The group connects the past, present, and future through workshops, forums, programs, and events that raise consciousness in regard to the historical and cultural heritage of African Americans.


Thursday, June 15, 6 to 9 PM

Art in the Atrium Opening Reception of Black Art in the Sun

Morris County Administration and Records Building

10 Court Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, June 16, 6 to 9 PM

Morris Museum’s Juneteenth Party Celebration

6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960

The Juneteenth Festival of Morris County is part of the Morristown Juneteenth Weekend! Please join us for other Juneteenth events that are supported by several organizations including the Morris Museum, Morris Arts,  Art in the Atrium and the Mayo Performing Arts Center. Click here to see the lineup for the three days of culture and education and to sign up. All of the events are free.


June 17
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Morristown Green
10 North Park Place
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States