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Juneteenth events happening in eastern Iowa this weekend

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Juneteenth

WATERLOO:

Friday June 17th:

  • African Attire Fashion Show @ 8:00 p.m. at Absalom Lounge.

Saturday June 18th:

  • Music, Food, Games & Entertainment @ 1:00 p.m. at Gates Park (Concert @ 5:00 p.m.)

Sunday June 19th:

  • Church Services @ 10:00 a.m. at Gates Park.
  • Meet Your City Council Members @ 10:00 a.m. at Gates Park.
  • 30 & Over Basketball League @ 4:00 p.m. at Gates Park.

CEDAR RAPIDS:

Saturday June 18th:

  • The African American Museum of Iowa will be holding their Juneteenth celebration at the NewBo City Market from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    • 11:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks with MC Jemar Lee
    • 11:15 Men’s Chorus of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    • 12:00 Mayoral Proclamation with Cedar Rapids Mayor Tiffany O’Donnell
    • 12:30 Music with DJ Commando
    • 1:00 Comedy with Day Peace
    • 1:15 Comedy with Bernard Bell
    • 1:30 “What Is Juneteenth?” by MC Jemar Lee
    • 1:45 Music with DJ Commando
    • 2:00 Live performance by Tevin
    • 2:15 Live performance by Tone
    • 2:45 Live performance by Riley Mobz
    • 3:15 Spoken Word by Emmett Phillips
    • 3:30 Live performance by Sons of Mack

DUBUQUE:

Saturday June 18th:

  • Free Celebration @ 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Comiskey Park.

IOWA CITY:

Friday June 17th:

  • Downtown at Sundown @ 5:00 p.m. at Chauncey Park (Fashion show @ 6:00 p.m. and concert @ 9:30 p.m.)

Saturday, June 18th:

  • Juneteenth in our Neighborhood @ 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Mercer Park.
  • Juneteenth in our Neighborhood @ 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at S.T. Morrison Park.