Juneteenth 2024

06/20/2024 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm CST

3 hours

  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage
  • Family-friendly
  • Free
  • Public

Celebrate Juneteenth with the 1871 community! Join us for an inspiring day of reflection, Black allyship, empowerment, and community connection.

Event Start Date:
June 17, 2024
Event End Date:
June 17, 2024
Event Venue:
theMart South Drive

Registration is closed

Our 2024 Juneteenth event is now sold out. Due to space limitations we will not be accepting walkup registration.

 Get on the list for 2025 by filling out the form below.

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A celebration of Black innovation & entrepreneurship

A celebration
of Black innovation & entrepreneurship

 You’re invited to our 2024 Juneteenth celebration! Join the 1871 community alongside peers as we gather for an inclusive day dedicated to highlighting Black entrepreneurship and honoring the history and journey towards equality & justice. 

Enjoy snacks & drinks and participate in outdoor community-building activities and win prizes from local Black-owned businesses.

 This year, our Juneteenth celebration will highlight the top 5 Black founders as they pitch & compete in our 2024 BLKtech Pitch Competition! 

1871 members, founders, and the general public are invited to enjoy bites, drinks, and activities to applaud the success of Black Americans in Chicago in celebration of Juneteenth.

The event will include happy hour with unlimited beverages, outdoor games, DJ, and win prizes to pour business back into Black-owned entrepreneurs.

Supported by

Supported by

BLKtech Voices

1871’s community resource group focused on education, support, and allyship. 

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2024 event details

Celebrations w/ us from

4:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Drinks & light bites

Lawn games



3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Pitches from 2024 BLKtech Pitch Competition

Cheer on the top 5 Black finalists as they pitch their startups for the chance to win funding, resources, and support as they continue to build their business!

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Special moments

Win prizes from Black-owned Businesses

4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

You have the chance to win an amazing prize, sourced from local businesses! Participate in our raffle and help support local Black-owned businesses along the way.

Networking bingo

5:00 PM - 5:40 PM

Mix and mingle with the community! We’ll have interactive community bingo throughout the event to meet peers, grow your network, and hangout with friends.

This event is currently sold out!

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

Merchandise Mart, Chicago

📍We’ll be in person on the South Lawn of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. More details to come!



More details to come