Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration

Sat, Jun 15, 2024
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, is one event you don’t want to miss!  

Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can create arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in the Splash Pad at Douglass Park.

Performers and presenters include:

• Harambee Welcoming Ceremony – Ujima Freedom School students and faculty
• Juneteenth History – Dr. Anthony Sellers
• “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Noah I. Brown
• Haki N Dem – Soul, Funk, Pop, R&B
• DJ Slim
• Perfect Timing Dance Academy
• Illini Radio Group


Presented in partnership by Champaign Public Library and Champaign Park District.

Made possible with support from the Champaign Public Library Friends, City of Champaign Equity & Engagement Department, Illini Radio Group, WEFT 90.1 FM Community Radio, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Black Dog Smoke & Ale House.

All ages | Activity

Douglass Branch Library, Meeting Room at Douglass Branch

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