2017 Juneteenth Festival Marks 152 Years Since the Final End of Slavery in the United States
On June 19th 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to read the Emancipation Proclamation letting slaves know they were finally free. A celebration began as jubilation spread throughout the slave quarters. Every year since then, communities across our nation have celebrated Juneteenth.
Each year, the Syracuse community comes together in celebration of Juneteenth in Clinton Square. The entire community is invited to join in this FREE celebration featuring live entertainment, an educational area, a culturally diverse food court, the Dr. Henry A. Washington Healthy Pavilion, exhibits, and more.
June 18th, Clinton Square in Syracuse
A CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM REALIZED
This year, Juneteenth locally will be marked with a parade on Saturday from the Dunbar Center to Clinton Square, where all day a festival will be celebrated with food and music.