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SOLD OUT! Juneteenth Jamboree—Free Admission

Free admission
Advance tickets available
Museum members do not need an advance ticket

A time of reflection and community celebration of freedom. Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It is also called Emancipation Day or Juneteenth Independence Day. 

Learn More About Juneteenth

**All Juneteenth Jamboree events and activities are included with free museum admission.**


Activities and experiences

Juneteenth: The Galveston Story
12:15–1 p.m.
Lilly Theater

Special showing of the documentary film, Juneteenth: The Galveston Story, by Sam Collins III and Sam Addington (learn more about Juneteenth in Galveston, TX).”

The day's activities, programming, experiences include:

  • Themed programming
  • Giveaways (while supplies last)
  • Live performances 
  • Local artist showcase
  • Marketplace shopping
  • Visual art opportunties
  • Community resource information

Dresses from Miss Indy Juneteenth are on display through June 30.

Live performances

Portia Jackson—Emancipation Celebrations
11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Storyteller Portia Jackson will give a historic overview of the emancipation proclamation and the celebrations of freedom that have followed.

Griot Drum Ensemble
11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
This extraordinary group of musicians brings African storytelling and music to life in a dynamic way.

Major Taylor Band
Noon and 2 p.m.
Indy’s own PJ Majors and his Major Taylor Band bring soulful R & B to Juneteenth Jamboree.


Juneteenth Trivia
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Test your knowledge and learn more about Juneteenth.

Murals for Justice
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Explore reproductions of murals across the nation and experience being a muralist.

Miss Indy Juneteeth Sashes of Affirmation
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Learn about the Crown H.E.R. Miss Indy Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant. Create sashes of affirmations celebrating you!

Juneteenth Bracelet Giveaway
Available while supplies last.

Eli Lilly and Company Visiting Scientist
10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Tinker with 3-D printed robots and learn from Eli Lilly and Company Visiting Scientist Dr. Carlotta Berry.

Visual art opportunities

My History Academia with Wavy Blayne
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Create anime style portraits of Black historical figures.

Flag Facts with Amiah Mims
10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Discover the symbolism within the Juneteenth flag and create your own.

Visiting Artist program
1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Discover the world of mixed media!

Community resources

Community Initiatives Information Table
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Discover free and reduced ways to visit the museum, our free career and academic success program, and community youth programs.

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Visit and enter for a chance to win an account contribution. Multiple winners will be awarded.

Adelante Schools at Emma Donnon
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Learn about how this tuition free K–8 public charter school on the southside of Indianapolis is making a difference!

City-wide Festivities

The Visiting Artist Program is a project of the Lechleiter Indiana Visiting Artist Fund with support provided by The White Oak Foundation, Sarah and John Lechleiter.

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