3 Juneteenth Celebrations for the Michigan Food Lover

Looking for ways to celebrate Juneteenth this year? Check out these food and farm-centric events happening throughout the state!

Grandma’s Hands | Savor Red Meal at Brooklyn Street Local in Detroit

Tuesday, June 18th, 6-8pm 

Experience a meal curated with recipes passed down from generation to generation. Some menu options include salmon croquettes, short ribs and grits, and 7-Up cream cheese pound cake  – there’s a vegan option for the main course as well! View the full menu here.


East Lansing Farmer’s Market

East Lansing Farmer’s Market March and Celebration in East Lansing

Sunday, June 18, 10am-2pm

This special, free event will feature a variety of games and activities as well as live music sponsored by the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival. All community members are invited to attend this special event in celebration of Juneteenth. 

Find the schedule of events and march route here.


Rootead in Kalamazoo

Saturday, June 15, 3-9pm at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo

Head over to Bronson Park for a free, family-friendly event, there will be music, a play area, a family tent, art showcase, and drum and dance tutorial! Join fellow community members for a celebration of Afro-Caribean culture, music, freedom, and joy!


Looking to support Michigan Black-owned farms and food businesses? Scroll through our local food directory! 


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Emily Row is the Brand and Media Manager at Taste the Local Difference. You may contact her via email [email protected]