Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. As Juneteenth approaches, Baton Rouge is gearing up for celebrations and community gatherings honoring the resilience and heritage of African Americans. Whether you're eager to delve into the significance of the holiday or enjoy live music and food, Baton Rouge offers an array of Juneteenth events that promise to unite and educate the community. Here's a curated roundup of Juneteenth festivities happening in Baton Rouge this year! 

Levitt Amp

Levitt AMP Baton Rouge Spring Series presents The Michael Foster Project

Date: Saturday, June 22, 5-8pm

Location: Scotlandville Plaza

Get ready to dance to your own beat at this special edition of Scotland Saturdays! Featuring live tunes from renowned brass band The Michael Foster Project, you don't want to miss out on this celebration of Juneteenth.


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Support Black-Owned Businesses

Home to many influential figures from history to the present day, Baton Rouge provides ample reasons to celebrate this Juneteenth and what better way to celebrate than supporting a black-owned business. We've put together a list of our favorite Black-owned establishments and eateries in Baton Rouge to help you explore the rich offerings available right here in the Capital City.

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