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Official Juneteenth Anchorage Citywide Celebration

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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One event on June 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm

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Join us for the official annual Anchorage Juneteenth Citywide Celebration on the Delaney Parkstrip!
Saturday June 18th
and Sunday June 19th
1pm-6pm each day
This event will feature vendors, entertainment, dignitaries, parade, pageant, speakers and more!
This event is free to attend, and all are invited. For more information email info@juneteenthanchorage.com or call 907-764-0909
Reserve your vendor spot today
Youth vendor spots are always free!
Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day and also known as Jubilee Day, Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, and Black Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery.

Details

Date:
June 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Website:
www.facebook.com/events/1155721151858048

Venue

Delaney Park Strip
W. 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
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