LIST: Upstate Juneteenth events

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Upstate, South Carolina Juneteenth events

Several events are planned around the Upstate to celebrate Juneteenth. You will find a list below: Greenville: Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest is Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Falls Park on the Reedy. Bring your portable chairs and blankets for a full day of art, music, live bands, food, games and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. More information | WYFF News 4 story on the event (Video above: WYFF News 4’s Destiny Chance talks to Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest organizers) 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration on June 19 at 2 p.m. This event is free to attend and will feature live music from Upstate artists, local food vendors, and children’s activities. More informationSpartanburg: Block Party: Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Love Where You Live Park off Spring Street with live DJ, food trucks, photo booth and moreJuneteenth Festival: Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Barnet Park with 100 vendors, food, fellowship and live performancesJuneteenth Celebration and Renewal: Sunday at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church More informationClemson: The Friends of the Clemson Area African American Museum and the city of Clemson will host a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nettles Park in Clemson, South Carolina. There will be food vendors, games for the kids, merchandise, information, and live entertainment. Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre will welcome the crowd and Clemson Area African American Museum ED Angela Agard will give a historical overview of Juneteenth. Kevin Norris will serve as host. DJ Tuc will provide entertainment throughout the event. A parade will follow at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by TriCounty Technical College, Duke Energy, Southern Wesleyan University, and the city of Clemson. Fountain Inn: In coordination with local businesses, churches, and nonprofits, the city of Fountain Inn is excited to host its first Juneteenth Soul Food Festival. The festival will be held on Main Street from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18; with over 90 vendors, including Black artisans, businesses, bakers, and food trucks. This will be the largest festival ever held in the city of Fountain Inn. The committee planning the event includes Mount Zion Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Uptown Barbershop, The Sock Ministry, The Chapman Foundation, city of Fountain Inn Staff, Local Teachers, and Community Leaders. More information

Several events are planned around the Upstate to celebrate Juneteenth. You will find a list below:

Greenville:

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  • Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest is Saturday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at Falls Park on the Reedy. Bring your portable chairs and blankets for a full day of art, music, live bands, food, games and plenty of entertainment for the whole family. More information | WYFF News 4 story on the event

(Video above: WYFF News 4’s Destiny Chance talks to Juneteenth GVL Mega Fest organizers)

  • 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration on June 19 at 2 p.m. This event is free to attend and will feature live music from Upstate artists, local food vendors, and children’s activities. More information

Spartanburg:

  • Block Party: Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Love Where You Live Park off Spring Street with live DJ, food trucks, photo booth and more
  • Juneteenth Festival: Saturday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Barnet Park with 100 vendors, food, fellowship and live performances
  • Juneteenth Celebration and Renewal: Sunday at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church

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Clemson:

The Friends of the Clemson Area African American Museum and the city of Clemson will host a Juneteenth Celebration on June 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Nettles Park in Clemson, South Carolina. There will be food vendors, games for the kids, merchandise, information, and live entertainment. Clemson Mayor Robert Halfacre will welcome the crowd and Clemson Area African American Museum ED Angela Agard will give a historical overview of Juneteenth. Kevin Norris will serve as host. DJ Tuc will provide entertainment throughout the event. A parade will follow at 6 p.m. This event is sponsored by TriCounty Technical College, Duke Energy, Southern Wesleyan University, and the city of Clemson.

Fountain Inn:

In coordination with local businesses, churches, and nonprofits, the city of Fountain Inn is excited to host its first Juneteenth Soul Food Festival. The festival will be held on Main Street from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 18; with over 90 vendors, including Black artisans, businesses, bakers, and food trucks. This will be the largest festival ever held in the city of Fountain Inn.

The committee planning the event includes Mount Zion Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Uptown Barbershop, The Sock Ministry, The Chapman Foundation, city of Fountain Inn Staff, Local Teachers, and Community Leaders.

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