Juneteenth is an American holiday that commemorates June 19, 1865, the day in which the state of Texas announced the abolition of slavery in the United States. Each year , Juneteenth in the United States. Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday or special day of observance. Each year, this holdiayis celebrated across our country with different events and festivals.
Here is a list of Juneteenth events that will be in our area:
Pontotoc County Juneteenth Festival, June 15, 2019, Pontotoc, MS
Parade Kickoff - 10:00 AM (Normal City parade route: Main St. to W. Green St. to S. College St.)
Honoring African American Veterans, Queens, and Students
Opening Ceremony begins promptly @ 11:00 AM under the First Choice Bank Pavilion with Emcee Brandon Burnside conducting the ceremony.
Parking will be available in Gateway parking area, PHS track parking lot, and the building across from the building on the opposite side of W. Reynold's St. only until Reeders shuts down operations for the day.
LIVE entertainment from artists and dance groups, Outdoor Juneteenth History Exhibit, Yard Games, Selfie Photo Booth, Kids Corner: Bouncer, Face Painting, Goody Bags (First Come First Serve), Crafts, Drum Circle, Story Reading and Puppet Show, and much more
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2019 Juneteenth Festival , June 14th – 15th at Sin Scott Park in Columbus MS
Featuring LIVE entertainment with the Crossroads Band, Terry Wright, Karen Wolfe, the Joust Band, Alphonso Bowen & more!
It’s a fun, family event and admission is FREE!
For information, call:
(662) 251-8125 or (662) 328-2491
Juneteenth Celebration, June 22 3019, Tupelo,MS
Parade will start at 11:00 on Front St headed to Gum Tree Park.
SPECIAL Guests ;The Cross Road Band along with Dance Team Churches, Community Organizations
Free to the Public.
For more information, call (662)816-8403 or ( 662) 322-5583