Juneteenth celebrations will be in full swing across Flint on Wednesday, including a fireworks show in the evening.


FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) – Juneteenth is the day America commemorates the end of slavery.

The holiday marks the end of the enslavement of black Americans on June 19, 1865. Many Juneteenth festivals and events are planned, including in Mid-Michigan.

Flint has a day full of fun and celebrations scheduled.

The festivities start with a block party, food, bounce houses and games at Max Brandon Park at the intersection of Dupont Street and Pasadena Avenue from noon to 5 p.m.

Events end there with a parade from the park down Pasadena Avenue, Martin Luther King Avenue and Fifth Avenue to downtown Flint beginning around 5 p.m.

The Afrobeats celebration then begins around 6 p.m. in Riverbank Park at 100 Saginaw St. along the Flint River. The evening festivities include a live DJ and dancing.

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and the Flint Downtown Development Authority are presenting a fireworks display at dusk around 9:45 p.m. The fireworks will shoot from Chevy Commons and should be visible around downtown Flint.

One of those events is taking place right now at Max Brandon Park in Flint