Honoring George Floyd: May 25, 2021 Event Round-Up

Photo Terry Gydesen

Celebration of Life

When: 11am – 5pm

Where: The Commons, 425 Portland Ave South, Minneapolis, 55415

A gathering to celebrate the life and legacy of George Floyd through Black culture, art, history, and support of local businesses. This day will mark the city’s resilience and unity, and feature games, food, and a variety of musical entertainment with special guest appearances and performances by Grammy award-winning artists as well as local talent.


George Floyd Memorial Circle (online)

When: 12pm – 1:30pm

Where: Hosted by The Legal Rights Center on Zoom

This space is open to community members who would like to sit in circle together and process the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death.


Statewide Moment of Silence

When: 1pm

Where: Throughout Minnesota

Governor Tim Walz issued a proclamation on May 24 calling for a statewide moment of 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence in honor of George Floyd and others who were killed by systems of racism in Minnesota.


Rise & Remember at George Floyd Square

When:  1pm – 8pm

Where: 38th and Chicago in Minneapolis

The day-long event will begin at 1pm local and include community art and children’s activities, along with an open mic session and concerts featuring Grammy Award-winning Sounds of Blackness and DJ Sophia Eris at 6pm, ending with a candlelit vigil honoring Floyd at 8pm.


YouthLink Hosts Healing Event with Food and Music to Honor George Floyd

When: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: YouthLink, 41 North 12th Street, Minneapolis, 55403

Teens and young adults experiencing homelessness can participate in an outdoor barbecue with music and healing resources to honor the memory of George Floyd and other lives lost.


Evening Vigil to Honor the Life of George Floyd

When: 8pm – 8:30pm

Where: Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Ave St. Paul, MN 55105

Folks will gather on the front lawn along Summit Avenue. Candles will be distributed and 9 minutes and 29 seconds of silence will be observed to honor the life of George Floyd.