Time: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fourth Annual Juneteenth Parade and Jamboree
Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane
Juneteenth is the day African American families, friends, and allies come together to celebrate Black Liberation marked by the ending of enslavement in the United States of America. This tradition was started by newly freed enslaved Blacks in Texas in 1865. Today, Black communities around the country use this date to host family reunions and have community-wide celebrations.
Holding a community Juneteenth celebration has become a Gettysburg experience brought to fruition by Indigenous Glow which believes such a celebration contributes to a local appreciation of black lives and offers an opportunity for the community to come together in support of African Americans in Adams County.
The celebration consists of an afternoon of activities and entertainment held at the Gettysburg Recreation Park (GARA) on Monday, June 19th.