Join Huntsville’s citywide Juneteenth celebration on June 15 and 16 with reenactments, music, and a historical marker unveiling.
June 15 10:00am-2:00pm: Old-Fashioned Campmeeting and Baptism at Big Spring Park
Re-enactment focusing on the role of faith and spirituality in the African American community, at the original baptismal site of St. Bartley’s Primitive Baptist Church, the oldest black congregation in Alabama. Two processionals will begin simultaneously at 10:00 a.m.: one from the St. Bartley historical marker on Williams Avenue at Church Street, and one from St. John AME Church on Monroe and Church Streets, converging at Big Spring Park. Enjoy church choral music and sample church picnic food. Garb from the 1900s encouraged.
June 16 2:00pm Church Street Historical Marker Unveiling
Unveiling of a historical marker commemorating the site of the African American business district. Located at the corner of Church St. and Holmes Ave.
June 16 3:00pm-6:00pm Church Street Festival of Voices
Celebrating the historic corridor of the African American business district. Actors in period costume and life-sized pictures share historical stories. Food trucks offer cuisine from restaurants operating during that period. Rain location: The Depot Roundhouse
June 15 2:00pm-7:00pm Juneteenth Heritage Festival
More Huntsville Juneteeth event information at www.completingthestaor-al200.org.