Madison Heights to host its first Juneteenth Celebration

Madison Heights will host its first Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2021.
Madison Heights will host its first Juneteenth celebration on June 19, 2021. (WDIV)

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – The City of Madison Heights will hold its first Juneteenth Celebration from noon to 5 p.m., June 19 at Civic Center Park.

The event, hosted by the Madison Heights Human Relations and Equity Commission, will feature live music, food trucks, vendor booths, children’s activities, petting zoo, rib cooking competition, art contest, mobile COVID-19 vaccine site and an educational exhibit explaining the history of Juneteenth.

There will be a 30-minute program at the gazebo outside of city hall at noon to kick off the festival, including remarks from Mayor Roslyn Grafstein, HREC Cultural Events Sub-Committee Co-Lead Cemone Moy and HREC Chairperson Wright. A reading of General Order No. 3, singing of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and Juneteenth flag presentation are also planned.

The educational exhibit will present the history of slavery, Juneteenth and the struggle for racial equality.

Food trucks will offer a variety of options, including BBQ, Po Boys, soul food and desserts. There will be more than 40 vendors booths, selling clothing, books, craft items, skin care products, candles, jewelry, oils and more.

More information can be found on the Madison Heights Juneteenth website here.

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