PHL Celebrates Juneteenth

Juneteenth is an annual holiday that celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. It marks the day (June 19, 1865) when news of the end of slavery reached Galveston, TX, one of the deepest parts of the Confederacy. 

The City of Philadelphia Division of Aviation is honored to lead Philadelphia International Airport's observation of the Juneteenth holiday in the following ways:

  • A moment of silence and solidarity on June 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
  • The PHL Ramp Tower lit red, black and green
  • An interview with PHL employee Roland Arrington discussing Juneteenth

Please join PHL and its community partners in celebrating Juneteenth. Local commemorations include a calendar of events hosted by the City of Philadelphia, as well as airport neighbor events outlined below: 

Saturday, June 19th

11:00am – 4:00pm

Eastwick Juneteenth Celebration

St. Paul AME Church

8398 Lindbergh Blvd

Arts, entertainment, food, education, vaccines, guest appearances

Saturday, June 19th

4:30pm – 8:30pm

Juneteenth Soultice

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge

8601 Lindbergh Blvd

Special musical guest – Jello Vibes, family photos, scavenger hunts, nature walks, and more!


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Christine Ottow
Director of Strategic Communications
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Heather Redfern
Public Affairs Manager
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