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Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Time: 12pm-5pm
Location: Williamson Ranch Park

Celebrate this Juneteenth with the City of Antioch at the 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration happening on Sunday, June 16 at Williamson Ranch Park, where we come together to honor freedom, culture, and community. Join us for a day of reflection that showcases the richness of African American heritage as we embrace the vibrancy and resiliency of Black culture. This event features live performances, music, food, games, and much more.

What is Juneteenth?
Short for June Nineteenth, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the 1865 emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States– marking the day when federal troops arrived in Galvenston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure the freedom of all remaining enslaved people. Texas became the first U.S. state to celebrate Juneteenth in 1979. Officially becoming a U.S. federal holiday in June of 2021, the City of Antioch is proud to present our third annual Juneteenth Celebration taking place on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

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