We Out Here on the Pier Juneteenth Celebration
June 18, 2022 | 2 – 6 PM
Pier 62 | 1951 Alaskan Way, Seattle
In commemoration of Juneteenth, LANGSTON is taking our “We Out Here” festival to Pier 62 for a free, community-wide celebration. Otherwise known as Emancipation Day, Jubilee Day, or Black Independence Day, Juneteenth commemorates the day that enslaved peoples in Texas were emancipated. What began as celebrations across Texas on June 19, 1865, became a federal holiday observed across the nation in 2021. Our Juneteenth celebration not only commemorates the emancipation of slavery in the U.S. but also honors Black culture and creates space for the community to come together and experience Black brilliance in various forms.
The event will feature music and performances by JusMoni, Stas Thee Boss, TAQUEET$, Larry Mizell Jr. and The Mahogany Project, as well as a pop-up art gallery featuring works from local artists and a Black business and resource spotlight.
Dat Creole Soul, Paprepas, All City Ice Cream and The Donut Mama food trucks will be on-site, as well as a COVID-19 vaccination booth available for walk-up vaccinations and boosters.