Flint’s Juneteenth Festival Parade Will Be Huge This Year!
Flint is showing out this year after Juneteenth was made an official holiday and now the city has plans to throw a huge parade along with an event-packed weekend to celebrate!
Juneteenth will consist of a three-day weekend and each day will have its own spin and tons of activities with food vendors and more!
Here's the lineup for Juneteenth's weekend!
- Black Wall Street featuring Flint’s strong entrepreneurial spirit and black-owned businesses: 3-6 p.m. Friday, June 18, at Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St. Also Saturday and Sunday.
- Champions Parade, a part of the Citywide Juneteenth Weekend: Noon Saturday, June 19, starting in front of Flint City Hall and proceeds north on Saginaw Street to Berston Field House.
- Gospel Festival, a part of the Citywide Juneteenth Weekend, featuring praise and purpose: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, June 20, at Riverbank Park next to Riverfront Banquet Center, downtown Flint. Source: flintcouriernews.com
The full list of the events are here: The Flint Courier News
The Champions parade is a major part of Juneteenth and will begin at City Hall at noon, Saturday 19th, and will end at Berston Field house. This parade will celebrate Flint's top athlete Clarissa Shields and is well overdue. This upcoming Juneteenth weekend is shaping up to be the biggest event in Flint this year, or probably in years!
Mayor Sheldon Neeley has committed to making sure this event makes waves and will set a tone for the city of Flint moving forward. Expect to hear from the event organizers soon as we will be pulling each one in for an interview on Club 93.7 to speak on the importance of Juneteenth and how this event will help shape things for Flint's future.