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Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth Celebration

Sat, Jun 17


South Park

Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth is the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in America.

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Time & Location

Jun 17, 2023, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

South Park, 1131 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044, USA

About the event

Join us for a weekend full of events to celebrate Juneteenth, Lawrence's black community, and commemorate the struggle for freedom in Lawrence and Douglas County.The Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration is back and better than ever! Activities include historic tours, children's fun, live music, vendors, food, and the first-ever Lawrence Juneteenth Celebration Parade.  TYKES

• 11 a.m.: A parade will start at Seventh and Massachusetts streets and head south.

• Noon to 8 p.m.: South Park will come alive with music, food, many local vendors and artisans, social service and health booths, all surrounding oral history videos, speakers, an Underground Railroad tour, and readings by Juneteenth essay contest winners, according to an event flyer.

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