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What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth has been celebrated by African-Americans since the late 1800s. It is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.


June 16 - 18, 2023 - Fort Collins, CO

We will be celebrating with dance, music, art, theatre, health & wellness, vendors, and more.

"Liberation Sponsors"

Thank you to our sponsors for helping make Juneteenth a reality


Teen Night & Summer Concert

Opening Summer Concert

Teen Night

Foothills Mall

Boys and Girls Club


6:00p - 9:00p


All Saturday activites will be held at the Foothills Mall

Family Bike ride 

*sign up*

Opening Welcome

Morning Yoga 


Kid's Harmonica Workshop

Banjo Lecture

Painting with a Twist



Live Bands


Food Trucks 

BIPOC-Owned Businesses

7a- 9p


How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!

~Maya Angelou


We will kick-off the day in partnership with the Father's Day 5K @ 8a.m. - Foothills Mall; register ​HERE for the Juneteenth rate 

All other Sunday activities will happen @ Rolland Moore Park

Father’s Day 5K

Father’s Tribute 


3 on 3 Basketball Tournament


Father’s Feud

Urban Voices/FOCO Youth

Gospel Collective performance

10a - 5p


Fort Collins Juneteenth celebration is brought to you by:

Planning Committee:

Bridgette Johnson, Colorado State University & Founder & CEO - that BRIDG, LLC

DeAngelo Bowden, City of Fort Collins

Deirdre Sullivan, CEO - United Way of Larimer County

Duan Ruff, Colorado State University - Black/African American Cultural Center Director 

Elinor Gallelli, Community Member 

Jamal Skinner, Founder & CEO - Cultural Enrichment Center

Louise Cutler, Founder &  CEO - Louise Cutler Studio

Maren Bzdek, City of Fort Collins

Peaches Embry, Singer/Songwriter 

Rahshida Perez, BIPOC Alliance & Owner of June Poppies 

Tyler Cobb, Community Member 

Queen, Founder & CEO - Queen's Legacy Foundation

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world

Indeed, it is the only thig that ever has. "

~Margaret Mead

Thank you to our sponsors for contributing to our celebration:

Liberation Sponsors

Community Partners 

Event Partners 


Bohemian Foundation


SummitStone Health Partners

City of Fort Collins


Colorado State University

  - Office of Inclusive Excellence   

  - Black/African American Cultural  Center

United Way of Larimer County


HP, Inc

New Belgium

Housing and Dining @ Colorado State University 

Louise Cutler Studio

BIPOC Alliance

Cultural Enrichment Center 

Queen's Legacy Foundation


Special Thanks



Odell Brewing


In addition to our sponsors listed above, this event was made possible due to the contributions from the following businesses/organizations/agencies: South Trek Store, Bike Fort Collins, Safe Routes to School, FC Moves, SPIN, Bike Ride for Black Lives, Fort Collins Runnng Club, Shaped Music, Book with Rita, 

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