Freedom & Heritage Festival: Black Joy

Presented by Project Success Coalition, in partnership with Weber State University

2021 Events

State of Black Utah Town Hall Meeting: Education Equity & Justice

June 11 | 6 p.m.
WSU Davis, D-3 Auditorium

The evening will include a screening and discussion of the documentary "Beloved" by Marian Howe-Taylor.

Juneteenth Film Festival in partnership with the Utah Film Center

June 15 | 7 p.m.

Reserve Your Free Tickets Here

The event will feature Nationtime.  This documentary tells the story of the 1972 Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana.  A panel discussion will follow. Available to view from June 15 through June 21 or until all tickets are reserved.

Post-film discussion organized by Betty Sawyer, panelist include Byron Russell and Darlene McDonald.

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony

June 18 | 9:30 a.m.
Salt Lake County Government

Excellence Concert with Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin Quintet

June 19 | 8 p.m.
@live stream from The Gallivan 

Concert Live Stream

32nd Annual Utah Juneteenth Festival and Holiday Commemoration

June 19 | Noon - 9 p.m.
Ogden Amphitheater

  • Musical performances featuring national recording artist, Young DRO, Kansas City Songbird, Zenobia Smith, and many local and regional artists
  • Mr. & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageant and Juneteenth Essay Contest winner announcement
  • Sankofa Graduate Recognition, Honoring our college & high school graduates
  • Activities for all ages in a safe environment

32nd Annual Festival Father’s Day Tribute

June 20 | Noon - 8 p.m.
Ogden Amphitheater

The event will feature our 2nd Annual Willie Moore & Billy Mason “Golden Clipper” Barber Battle. New this year will be our “Crowns” Braiding Battle.

Want to compete in the Braiding Battle: Barber & Braiding Battle?

Compete Registration Form (PDF)

Juneteenth Black Business Expo

June 26 | Noon - 9 p.m.
The Gateway, Salt Lake City

The event will honor Black Wall Street and the Entrepreneurial History, Power, and Promise of our Ancestors!

All events are FREE.

Donations & Sponsorships are Welcome!

Please contact Betty Sawyer at bettysawyer@weber.edu


















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