Juneteenth honors the emancipation of enslaved people. It refers to June, 19, 1865, the day when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed the last enslaved African Americans of their freedom.
This year's #JuneteenthFreedomFestival will be held Saturday, June 18th. The day will begin with a 10 am meet-up at 5th and Pacific for a "People's March," which will step off at 10:15 am to head down to Evergreen Park. Then, the Festival will take place at Evergreen Park from 11 am - 3 pm, with a full program of speakers/entertainment, a resource fair, a free cookout, kids' activities, and more!