Indy Juneteenth was started by James and Twjonia Webb in the summer of 2016. Both believed that the Juneteenth holiday needed much more recognition not only in Indianapolis, but throughout America. So they decided to devote a business to the holiday itself. Indy Juneteenth's mission is to improve the quality and narrative of life around the black community in Indianapolis by creating avenues for celebration and economic growth through unique events and programs all designed to celebrate Juneteenth and other underserved Black American holidays.
Indy Juneteenth takes pride in supporting local black businesses. Whether through fundraising or participating in events, Indy Juneteenth provides a platform that local black businesses can benefit from. If you or a business you may know would like to participate in any of our events, please reach out to us via email or on social media below.
Indy Juneteenth not only hosts festivals but also provides family friendly environments for all. Education on African American history and reading highlight many of the activities and sections of our events. We look forward to changing the narrative and providing safe and educational environments for all.
We got all week to celebrate
JUNE 16TH I'M BLACK YALL
Black Entertainment Trivia on Facebook Live. Just join Indy Juneteenth at 8pm for all the fun and prizes.
JUNE 17TH RED VELVET DAY
Use the hashtag #indyjuneteenth to share your favorite red velvet dessert recipes. Red Velvet cake is a staple in Juneteenth celebrations. So show off your favorite red velvet cakes and/or recipes with all of the world.
JUNE 18TH RED LIGHT SPECIAL
Red drinks are also a staple of Juneteenth Celebration. Join us as we all post our favorite red drinks and cocktails and join us on FB Live and Zoom for virtual poetry and open mic.
JUNE 19TH YELLOW JUNETEENTH
Use the hashtags #indyjuneteenth and #yellowjuneteenth and show off wearing yellow in unity. This year yellow is the color because due to the pandemic, mildly similar to our ancestors fighting for freedom, we have turned lemons into lemonade as we survived these trying times.
JUNE 20TH VIRTUAL DAY PARTY
3pm to 7pm
Join us for this year's Indy Juneteenth Celebration. This year we are having a Virtual Day Party full of music, games, and special guests!!!