Come Out and Celebrate Juneteenth in Tacoma

There’s a lot going on in Tacoma today and we thought it would be helpful to collect everything we’ve heard about so far into one spot. If you’re unfamiliar with the significance of Juneteenth, you can read more about it here.

Some of these events will focus on protest. Some will focus on celebration. All of them will commemorate a hugely important event in our nation’s history that deserves equal prominence and recognition with other national holidays.

The following descriptions were copied/pasted from the Facebook events but be sure to check the actual posts for updates and details (click the headings for FB links). Also, if you’re going out to get supplies or lunch or anything, keep in mind that a lot of businesses will be closed in solidarity.

If you know of any other protests, demonstrations, or events happening in celebration of Juneteenth—especially on the Eastside, Southend, or South Tacoma—please let us know in the comments below. Lastly, if you go to any of these events, please be respectful of social distancing and wear a mask when appropriate.

Stay safe, take care of each other, and make your voice heard. We’ll see you out there.

Juneteenth West Coast Shutdown – Tacoma (Wapato Park 12:00-5:00 & Wright Park 3:00)

This Juneteenth, the ILWU is making history by shutting down every port on the West Coast in solidarity with the movement for Black lives! Join the Young Workers Committee at the following community events as we honor this historic day and fight for racial and economic justice.

Juneteenth Celebration (Wright Park 2:00-5:00)

I’m trying to bring everybody together during this crazy time with the protests/riots, businesses being closed, among the day to day issues we all already have to deal with as well. Come out and enjoy yourself let’s hoop.

Free food will be provided 

BBQ🍖🥙🌭

Snacks🍿🍫

Drinks🥤🧃

Juneteenth/Pride Celebration! (People’s Park 3:00-10:00)

Tacoma Mutual Aid Collective is hosting a Juneteenth/Pride celebration at historical People’s Park in Hilltop, Tacoma. This will be an event for our community to come together after weeks of protest for a good meal & good times. We are doing this block party style, so we encourage folks to bring chairs/tables/blankets so we can set up in a socially-distant type of way all across the park. We’ll also have an open mic set up on the stage area & we encourage any performers out there to hit us up about a potential jam session. You’re also encouraged to wear your Pride best! Come show out & flex on us all!

*We will be sharing information as we agree on it (including some really great info on food!) so save the date and keep an eye on this event!

Legallyblack Presents (County Courthouse 6:19)

HAPPENING JUNETEENTH 6:19PM

Our goal is to UNIFY modern day civil rights activists and grassroots organizations across pierce county to help push our demands to local, state and federal government. We have political reach, media coverage, and more. We provide a platform for all organizations to be heard by the people in power who can make the happen. 

Please bring your masks, hand sanitizers, legs ready to march and voices! We will be heard!! 

UPP “BLACKLIVESMATTER” CARAVAN PEACEFUL PROTEST (Curtis High school 4PM)

🌎Let’s meet at Curtis High school parking lot to decorate cars and have an 8 min Vigil before to pay respects to those that are watching over us—Those that have lost theirs lives to racism and racial injustice in this world. If you have lost your loved ones to racial injustice or racial discrimination, racism or violence—WE STAND WITH YOU 🖤

🖤Come decorated or not. Show your support in your form🖤.We will provide some materials (Posters and balloons to hold out or tape on cars if you don’t have any to decorate when you arrive 🎨🚙.

🖤Hopeful to have shirts for purchase👚👕to donate to Ethic or Multi cultural focused events for kids in our schools. Possibly after school group program or community event to support #BlacklivesMatter (Stay tuned for a link—Still organizing). 🤞🏾

Please let me know if you want to attend and or provide or print any shirts! 🙏🏽🙌🏾✨(Sponsors are welcomed).

😷Because of COVID there is distancing suggested and masks asked to be present if possible while decorating.Please and thank you.☺️

Gloria’s Bar and Grill Juneteenth Celebration (8201 Pacific Ave 2:00-6:00)

Skate for Juneteenth (People’s Park 2:00)

These last two are from flyers shared by Red Elm that (as far as we could tell) did not have corresponding Facebook events. Thank you, Red Elm, for spreading the word.

  1. There will be a protest at the corner of Northshore Parkway and Hoyt Road in the Federal Way/NE Tacoma neighborhood from 6-8pm

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