The Black Joy Project

Spurlock Museum 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Running from February 2 through December 1, 2024, the Black Joy Project aims to make an unprecedented celebration of Black JOY visible in our communities and museum spaces. The project celebrates the beauty, joy, and resilience of Black women and girls and their lived experiences during COVID-19 and the social unrest after the brutal deaths

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration (Champaign Park District)

Douglass Park 804 N. Fifth Street, Champaign, IL

Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, is one event you don’t want to miss. At Douglass Park, enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can make arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in

Juneteenth Celebration (Urbana Park District)

Crystal Lake 206 W. Park St., Urbana, IL

All welcome to celebrate! Join Urbana Park District and The Urbana Free Library for a family friendly Juneteenth celebration at the Lake House in Crystal Lake Park! Enjoy music, food and refreshments, fishing, UrVANa Mobile Recreation Unit games and activities, community resources, and more as we celebrate Black freedom and achievements in Urbana and beyond.

26th Annual MLK Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day

King Park 915 W. Wascher Dr., Urbana, IL

In partnership with the City of Urbana, the Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Committee is excited to invite you to join us for the 26th Annual Martin Luther King Jettie Rhodes Neighborhood Day Celebration. This event was founded by the late Mrs. Jettie Rhodes who had a famous quote: “Who’s your neighbor?” This day is all about