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Black Heritage Travels: Celebrate Juneteenth on Hilton Head Island at Historic Mitchellville

Black Heritage Travels: Celebrate Juneteenth on Hilton Head Island at Historic Mitchellville

Experiencing Juneteenth as a family is an enriching way to celebrate freedom, culture, and community. The 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration on Hilton Head Island offers a variety of Weeklong series of events from June 7-15, 2024, tailored to engage all ages, making it a perfect opportunity for families to come together in reflection and joy. This year’s festivities are a perfect weeklong travel opportunity for families and the local community to explore. 

Sponsored by Historic Mitchellivlle Freedom Park

Friday, June 7th, 2024 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony:

The Weeklong Celebration kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony honoring the new structures in the park. This is a great opportunity to be a part of history and explore the park as you explore the island and Juneteenth activities throughout the week.

Saturday, June 8th, 2024: 5k Run + Walk with Palmetto Running Company

The festivities kick off with a 5k Run/Walk, providing a healthy and energetic start to the celebrations. It’s a chance for families to bond over wellness while experiencing the beauty of the Lowcountry landscapes. 

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Link to Register: https://shop.palmettorunningcompany.com/event/10287/Juneteenth5K

Thursday, June 13th, 2024 Sleepover with Joe McGill

For the history buff, the unique experience of a Sleepover with Joe McGill, a historian and founder of the Slave Dwelling Project, offers an immersive educational experience. McGill’s work in preserving and bringing attention to the history of enslaved people in the United States is profound and impactful. Participants will gain insights into the historical context of Juneteenth, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for the significance of this day.

Link for Tickets: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bluebbq/event/2024sleepover/

Friday June 14th, 2024 Drum Circle & Fish Fry

The celebration continues with a drum circle, an uplifting and communal musical experience that connects participants to African traditions still practiced in Lowcountry’s Gullah communities.

This is followed by a Fish Fry, a communal feast that embodies Lowcountry and Gullah living. It is a perfect way to experience coastal cuisine with your family.

Link for Tickets: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bluebbq/event/2024juneteenthdrumcircle/

June 15th, 2024, from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Juneteenth Celebration

What better way to celebrate Juneteenth and honor the history and heritage of the ancestors than under the Oaks at Historic Mitchellville Freedom Park? This event is perfect for family and friends who want to listen to S.O.S Band and 2x Grammy Award Winner Quiana Parler, experience Gullah cuisine, and shop from local artisans.

Link to Tickets: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/bluebbq/event/2024juneteenthcelebration/

Entertainment List:

  • SOS Band
  • Quiana Parler and Friends
  • The Voices of El Shaddi
  • Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers
  • Uruh Dancers

Activities Include:

  • Tours of New Permanent Ghost Structures in the Park
  • Arts and Craft Vendors
  • Food Trucks & Desserts
  • Complimentary Photo Booth
  • Old School Dance Contest
  • Karaoke Contest and many more
  • Children’s Corner including a Game Truck, Archelogy Dig, Arts and Crafts
  • Non-Profit Community Partners

If you want to start the summer while honoring Black Heritage, add a weeklong excursion to Hilton Head Island for the 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at the Historic Mitchellville Freedom Park.

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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