Your Guide to Celebrating Juneteenth in Pittsburgh

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June 19th marks Juneteenth, and we’re sharing our guide to all things honoring the day in Pittsburgh! Officially recognized as a holiday on the local, city and state level, the festivities this year are going to be big! We’re talking events, local celebrations, and delicious food.

Check out what’s coming up, start making plans, and let us know what you’re excited most about. We hope you enjoy celebrating  Juneteenth in Pittsburgh!

WPA Juneteenth Homecoming

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📸 WPA Juneteenth Celebration

Don’t miss out on cultural activities, live bands, speakers, and more! There will be tons of kid-friendly activities so it’s a great event for the whole family. Point State Park is the host for this out-of-towner friendly event. Did we mention it is FREE to attend? Check out the deetz below!

🗓 June 17 | 11:00am–11:00am  
📍Liberty Ave & Point State Park

Poetry Unplugged: A Juneteenth Celebration

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📸 August Wilson Center

Not your average poetry night at the August Wilson Center downtown. This night will be filled with slam poetry, music, food, and more! It is an 18+ event due to some potential sensitive content. But it will definitely be a night to remember!

🗓 June 15 | 8:00pm–10:00pm 
📍August Wilson Center

Act 48: Juneteenth: From Slavery to Freedom

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📸 Heinz History Center

Are you an educator looking for more professional development? Head down to the Heinz History Center to deepen your understanding of Juneteenth and it’s history. Museum staff will share primary resources and local stories. You’ll leave with curriculum materials to help connect with your classroom. Be sure to register before spots fill up!

🗓 June 11 | 10:00am–11:30am
📍Heinz History Center

Juneteenth Drag Brunch

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📸 Trace Brewing

Our two favorite words, Drag and Brunch! Trace Brewing is hosting a Juneteenth inspired drag brunch and it’s a show you won’t want to miss! Filled with Black excellence from local, national, and televised performers. Purchase your ticket to reserve a table while food is available for purchase at Taqueria El Pastorcito food truck. 

🗓 June 19 | 12:00pm–3:00pm 
📍Trace Brewing

Support Black Owned Businesses!

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🎨 @the_mattspeck24 | Strip District

Looking for some more ways to celebrate Juneteenth? Support these amazing Pittsburgh Black Owned Businesses

More Juneteeth Events in the Burgh

Juneteenth Freedom Skate | The River’s Casino

Juneteenth Festivities | Paint with a Twist, Penn Hills

Juneteenth Talent Exposure Showcase | David L. Lawrence Convention Center



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