Juneteenth 2023 Events - Indianapolis

June 06, 2023 • Betty Brandt

Events Celebrating Juneteenth 2023 | Indianapolis

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery 

700 W. 38th Street 

*Sunday, June 11th 1-7pm Free event 

                Live performances, vendors & food trucks ~ bring your own lawn chair 


Madam C.J. Walker Theater

617 Indiana Avenue 

*Friday, June 16th Legacy Fest fundraising concert Gladys Knight ~ purchase tickets through website 

*Saturday & Sunday, June 17th & 18th Block Party 12-5pm (presented by IU/IUPUI) 

                Family friendly, free, building tours, live performances, food trucks, vendors, Kid Zone 

                Walk & Talks with Sampson Levingston both days at 11:15 

*Sunday, June 18th Brunch Buffet & Mimosas on Father’s Day $45 purchase tickets through website 


Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site 

1230 N. Delaware 

*Friday, June 16th 4:30-8:00pm Juneteenth Foodways Festival 

                Free general admission, early access pass $20 

                The festival highlights the story of Dolly Johnson, Black chef & caterer hired at the White House 

                Reenactment by Freetown Village, Black-owned food partners & vendors 


Eiteljorg Museum 

500 W. Washington Street 

*Saturday, June 17th 11-4pm Juneteenth Jazz Community Celebration 

                Free museum admission, live performances & hands-on activities & food trucks 

                Advanced registration is encouraged 


6th Annual Indy Juneteenth Parade & Festival 

Military Park 601 W. New York Street     

*Saturday, June 17th 10-7pm     

                Free admission, live music, games, vendors, food  

                Parade starts at 10am & festival starts at 12:00pm 


The above website lists Juneteenth activities for the entire week (June 12-19). 

Indiana State Museum 

650 W. Washington Street 

*Saturday, June 17th 10:00-5:00pm  

Free admission (here & at 12 locations throughout the state), live performances, hands-on activities, chat with a curator for Influencing Lincoln exhibit, food trucks 


Arts for Lawrence 

8920 Otis Ave. (Lawrence) FBCC Amphitheater  

*Saturday, June 17th 4:00pm – 9:00pm 3rd Annual Juneteenth Jubilee 

                Free community festival featuring musicians, dancers, singers, actors & visual artists 

                Food trucks, vendors & kid activities 


Indiana Landmarks Black Heritage Preservation 

1201 Central Avenue   

*Monday, June 19th 6:00pm – 8:00pm Juneteenth Concert & Art Show 

                Tickets are $25/$50 (VIP)  

                Musical performances, improv comedian & art exhibit by WE ARE Indy Arts 


Ujama Bookstore/Flanner House 

2424 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street 

*Monday, June 19th 10:00am and 12:00pm   

                Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new Mental Wellness Center and Greenhouse 

Global Village Welcome Center 

4233 Lafayette Road 

*Saturday, June 24th 12:00pm – 4:00pm Juneteenth Celebration 

                Free admission, celebrating with live performances, fashion & lifting of Black voices 

                Soul food offerings and month long viewing available of From Slavery to BLM gallery exhibit 


Vonnegut Museum and Library 

543 Indiana Ave 

*Monday, June 19, 11am-5pm, Juneteenth Block Party  

              Free admission, 2pm discussion on Censorship in Education, drum circle, unveiling of mural project 

              Garnacha Spot & Bazbeux Pizza 


Betty Brandt