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Your are invited to attend the second annual Juneteenth Community Celebration in Bellevue on 15 June from 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Crossroads Park!

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is an annual holiday celebrated on 19 June in the United States. The day commemorates the day in 1865 when Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all enslaved people in Texas were free, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation and General Order Three.

The celebration of Juneteenth has roots in African American communities and has been observed since the late 1800s. It is a day to remember and honor the challenges and triumphs of African Americans in their continued fight for freedom and equality. In 2021, Juneteenth was declared a federal holiday in the United States.

This event is designed for the whole family, and aims to celebrate and lift up the Black community, learn about Juneteenth, and build community! There will be Black-owned food trucks, vendors, artists, musicians, and storytellers.