Learn more about the history and traditions of 1865’s Emancipation Day. Celebrate Juneteenth in Skokie!

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Saturday, June 17, 1-7 p.m.
Oakton Park, 4701 Oakton St.

Love ~ Liberation ~ Life

Celebrate Juneteenth in Skokie. Bring your chairs and blankets to the park for music, and fun family activities.

Schedule of Events

*Corey Bless Productions to DJ in-between musical sets.
1 p.m. – African Drums by Tony Garrett
1:15 p.m. – Storytime with Nonku Kunene Adumetey
1:30 p.m. – Magic of WhoSay 
1:45 p.m. – GreanTTea Band
2 p.m. – Welcome & Black National Anthem  
2:15 p.m. – Praise Dance Performance by De’Erin Hickman and Javonte Barber
2:20 p.m. – Juneteenth Proclamation: Dr. Keith Robinson, Skokie Board of Trustees
2:30 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Cherese Ledet, CEO YWCA Evanston/North Shore
2:40 p.m. – Gospel performance by Bessie Simmons
3 p.m. – South Shore Drill Team 
3:45 p.m. – Phillip Michael Scales 
4:30 p.m. – Eric Dozier 
5:20 p.m. – Seth Watson 
6 p.m. – J Grant Experience 

The 2023 Skokie Juneteenth community celebration is a collaboration of the following organizations:

SkokieUnited  spd-logo-green   SPL_Logo_CMYK_Teal   D69-22  District 219 logo Downtown-Skokie-Logo