Women can start the morning off with a high-energy, 45-minute power soca dance lesson led by dance educator Fabienne Beard-Wright. The popular dance music, created by Trinidadian artist Lord Shorty, infuses Indian influences into Afro-Caribbean calypso beats and After the physical and emotional boost, attendees get to enjoy the brunch part from local Black-owned caterer Adikt Wingz.
Juneteenth and Community Health Fair
June 19, 11–3 | Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza, free
The Rainier Beach Community Center hosts food trucks, vendors, cultural performances, and kids’ activities.
June 19, 11am–6pm | Othello Park, free
A potluck-style meal may take the cake for festival nosh. Last year, traditional Southern soul foods—barbecue, corn bread, red velvet cake, ribs, greens, macaroni and cheese, and some vegan options—filled bellies. , and “there wasn’t a stitch of them left,” event organizer Teresa Everett marvels. But the food is fuel for a larger celebration: a vendor marketplace, an educational children’s corner with take-home art projects and Juneteenth trivia, spoken word performances, drill team demos, and live music from local artists like Twiya and Trackyon Music.
Skate to Freedom Party and Community Day
June 19, 11am–5pm | Judkins Park, free
Seattle’s favorite skate park plays host to a party on wheels. Free skate rentals allow everyone to attempt a perilous moonwalk or figure-eight step pattern. On the fringes, local Black-owned vendors and food trucks await to fuel skaters, and family-friendly activities and music keep the festivities rolling. In what is perhaps Seattle’s most fashion-forward community, earn style points with an expressive outfit.
Juneteenth Royal Ball
June 19, 7–11pm | Renton Pavilion Events Center, various
After a day of disparate festivals, marches, and celebrations throughout the Puget Sound area, inaugural Royal Ball organizers hope to gather all—elders, community leaders, business owners, and young folks—to reclaim Black community in Washington for an evening of excellence. Attendees don cultural Wakanda-like attire or formal wear and walk the purple carpet while cementing a new annual tradition.