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Official Juneteenth Anchorage Citywide Celebration

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - June 19 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for the official annual Anchorage Juneteenth Citywide Celebration on the Delaney Parkstrip!
Check out the Recover Alaska booth and Sober Garden!
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.
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

Start:
June 18 @ 1:00 pm
End:
June 19 @ 6:00 pm
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1155721151858048