Flint’s Four Day ‘Juneteenth’ Celebration Kicks Off Sunday
Flint will be celebrating Juneteenth 2019 with a four days of events, and a city-wide parade.
Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day, and it marks the day that the Emancipation Proclamation was recognized in Texas, and the emancipation of slaves in the confederate states in 1865. Flint's Juneteenth Festival has become a staple of our community with so many great events for all ages.
The official events start on Sunday, but there is a mentoring brunch happening on Saturday for teen boys.
Then there are specific events each day starting on Sunday, leading up to the community parade and celebration on Wednesday the 19th. You can get more information about the Juneteenth celebration on the official Facebook page.
- Sunday, June 16: 25th annual Freedom Fund Youth dinner, held at 6 p.m. at the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department, 601 Saginaw St.
- Monday, June 17: Know Yourself Day. Talks about gerrymandering, the impact of local economics and more. Other activites include a meal, movie, and the Ujama Vendor Fair. in addition to a meal and a movie. Attendees can also check out the Ujama Vendor Fair, where local vendors will be selling their goods. Activities start at 2 p.m. at the North Flint Reinvestment Center.
- Tuesday, June 18: Residents will gather outside of the Genesee County Courthouse and listen to speakers talk about the National Day of Reconciliation and Healing from the Legacy of Enslavement, beginning at 5 p.m. on the northeast corner of the courthouse on Saginaw Street.
- Wednesday, June 19: Family-friendly activities like bounce houses, basketball and other outdoor games at noon in Max Brandon park. The parade will start at 5pm heading to Riverbank Park. The day will end with performances, activities and the Ujama Vendor Fair.