Decorative banner reads Juneteenth Celebration June 19th.

Let's Celebrate Juneteenth Together

Royal Oak will celebrate Juneteenth with a family-friendly event at Centennial Commons on Monday, June 19 from 3-8 pm. 

Juneteenth -- or Freedom Day -- dates back to June 19, 1865. It is the date when enslaved African Americans in Texas first learned that they were free. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on Jan. 1, 1863, it took more than two years for the news to spread to Texas. 

Whether you've known the history your entire life or you're just learning about Juneteenth, freedom is always worth celebrating -- so let's do it together! 

The Royal Oak Juneteenth event will be four hours of family-friendly activities, including music, games, performances, food trucks, vendors, giveaways and much more. 

Please mark your calendars and plan on joining us as we highlight the history of Emancipation in the United States.

Vendors | Food | Games | Music | Horse Rides

Join us for a day of family fun as we celebrate FREEDOM for all.

Juneteenth Freedom Strive Walk

NEW THIS YEAR. Join us as we walk 1865 steps to celebrate freedom. Walk steps off at 4:00 pm. Participants will walk through  neighborhood near Centennial Commons in Downtown Royal Oak. Bring signs or make a sign at the event! We'll have supplies.

Register today!

Participants who register will receive a Juneteenth flag to carry in the parade and a FREE T-shirt (while supplies last!

Tug of War

Royal Oak firefighters pose with children after playing tug-of-war.

Music by DJ Royal

Disc Jockey, DJ Royal, plays music at the 2022 Juneteenth event.

Face Painting

Two chillren with their faces painted to look like Pikachu.


People seated at tables int the park relaxing


Locally made BBQ sauce  for sale at Juneteenth event.

Shop & Explore

Books on display at Juneteenth event.


Adult speaking to attendees at Juneteenth Event


Liturigcal dancers in Centennial Commons

Have Fun

Child riding a horse at Centennial Commons