Celebrate Juneteenth on June 16!

We hope you will join us for another great day of fun in Freedom Square on Saturday, June 16. We'll be celebrating Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. It is a holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery, recognized in 41 states. Read more about Juneteenth here!

We'll have music from 3-7 PM featuring the Shokazoba Afrofunk Orchestra, the Heavenly Echoes Gospel Singers, S.K.A.T.E. and The Ameros.

There'll be food! Peddle-powered smoothies! Bike and helmet decorating! And much, much more!

In case of rain, we'll move indoors to The Sanctuary for Independent Media. And if you can't make it in person, check out the excitement at home on the live video webstream here!

Bring a chair or blanket!

Here's the lineup for Saturday's music:

3 PM S.K.A.T.E. (hip hop)

4 PM The Heavenly Echoes (classic gospel)

5 PM The Ameros (rock)

6 PM Shokazoba (Afrobeat)

We're expecting Paul and Mary Stewart of the Underground Railroad History Project and local educator Norris Benbow to join us, plus we'll have a dj to make sure the music never stops. Our neighbors, including the Collard City Growers, Missing Link Street Ministry, The Sanctuary for Independent Media and Troy Bike Rescue, have joined with us to make this a memorable day... so bring your family and friends!