2022 Juneteenth Block Party
The annual 40 Acres Juneteenth Block Party is a FREE celebration of activities filled with art, music, food and entertainment in and around the 40 Acres Complex in Oak Park.
WHERE IS IT? 40 Acres is located on the intersection of 35th Street / Broadway in Oak Park.
WHAT TIME DOES IT START AND END? The event opens at 4pm with main stage activities and vendors. The block party will conclude at 9pm.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK? Free street parking is also available throughout Oak Park.
DO I NEED A TICKET? Tickets will not be checked upon arrival so no need to print or bring with you.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? It’s predicted to be very hot so bring water to stay hydrated. Water and drinks will also be available for sale from different vendors.
The Main Stage will be located in the heart of the block party and filled with programming hosted by DJ Supe and Emcee Dru Burks. The entertainment filled day includes children’s programming, giveaways, cultural performances, gospel choirs, a Juneteenth talent contest, a barbershop haircut contest and featured music performances.
35th Street, Third Avenue and the 40 Acres parking lot will be lined with black owned street vendors featuring apparel, crystals, candles, bath & body, comics books and more! Food vendors will also be serving up chicken, hot links, tacos and desserts!
GUILD THEATER EDUCATION PANEL DISCUSSIONS
The Guild Theater will showcase short films and panel discussions from area thought leaders in the fields of financial literacy, the Black Panthers and Black Education. It promises to be intellectually stimulating with lively discussion with audience participation.
WINE AND BEER GARDEN
Grab a seat, a cold beer or a chilled glass of wine in a true oasis of greenery and plants. The Wine and Beer Garden will be centrally located in heart of the Juneteenth Block Party, so guests won’t miss any action on the main stage. The garden will be the hot spot for socializing, and name dropping! ID is required.
ESTHER’S PARK KIDSZONE
The ever popular Esther’s Park @ 40 Acres will be transformed into an area just for kids featuring games, children’s story time, coloring, face painting and a jump house. Square Root Academy has also partnered to bring some interactive STEAM activities for kids of all ages!