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.
The Jamboree begins at 1:30 PM and consists of an afternoon of music, children’s water fun, food, re-enactments, ethnic vendors, and much more.
Guests include Mama Gail (Steward-Clouden), universal love priestess; Mike Africa Jr., and host Reg Duzit. There will be music by Sydney Moon and Elay Echavarria, plus re-enactments by Malika Lovelace as Alice McCoy and Sheila Supenski as Lydia Hamilton.
Join in the fun at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, 545 Long Lane, Gettysburg.