Juneteenth Weekend in JXN

Called Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating back to 1865.

In the City With Soul, Juneteenth events are scheduled for June 18-20.

Fauna Foodworks Presents: Meet Me at Bab’s Boogie Box

Friday, June 18 • 7 pm • Foot Print Farms (4945 South Drive)

It’s juke joint revelry and nightlife, celebrating Juneteenth and the culture of the mystical backwoods of 1939 Northeast Mississippi, with the blues, food and moonshine. This is a lyrical homage to an era, curated by Chef Enrika Williams. The dress code is 30’s and 40’s (think of movies like “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Color Purple” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), peppered with blues giants of this era and nods to the Harlem Renaissance for inspiration. Featuring music from Donche and DJ Phingaprint. Tickets are $45 each.

Meditate & Chill with Heyy Healer

Saturday, June 19 • 9 am • Ecoshed (133 Commerce Park Drive)

Breath meditation lead by Kira Buckley of Heyy Healer featuring music from DJ She Spins. A holistic health practitioner for over a decade, Buckley quickly expanded her passion into nutrition consulting and bodywork, meditation and breathwork. The workshop includes a zen bag filled with palo santo, sage, herbs and a surprise. Tickets are $44.

Juneteenth Small Business Expo

Saturday, June 19 • 2 pm • A-1 Event Center (1415 Country Club Drive)

Small business expo, pop-up shop, live DJ, giveaways and more. Free to the public.

Magnolia Sunset Markets

Saturday, June 19 • 4 pm • Foot Print Farms (4945 South Drive)

Magnolia Sunset Markets, a curated urban marketplace mixed with over 25+ vendors from across the southern region, is set outdoors at Foot Print Farms. The market will take place every third Saturday through the end of the year, weather permitting. Entry is $5 (per vehicle – advance pay here); receive a $5 food voucher when you spend $10 on fresh produce with Foot Print Farms.

Junteenth On Farish

Saturday, June 19 • 5 pm • Farish Street Historic District

The second-oldest African-American community festival in the state of Mississippi features three stages of live entertainment by national, region- al and local artists and performers. There are arts and crafts, a Kiddy Cottage for children, “soul food” and other ethnic delicacies.

Sunday Brunch featuring Chef Rashanna Newsome

Sunday, June 20 • 11:30 am • Ecoshed (133 Commerce Park Drive)

Magnolia Sunset Markets will conclude Juneteenth Weekend 2021 with a Sunday Brunch featuring Chef Rashanna Newsome at The Flamingo. Sunday brunch tickets include 3-courses with 2 complimentary mimosas. Additional wine and spirits may be purchased from Ecoshed’s spacebar during the event. Tickets are $45 each.