Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves. It is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
In Oregon, Juneteenth OR Celebration was founded 45 years ago by the late and beloved community leader Clara Peoples. The celebration starts with a parade, followed by the festivities which include live music, art, food, educational booths, cultural booths, and a children’s play area.
LIUNA will be hosting a table at the festival, and members of Laborers Local 483 are encouraged to join in the parade as well! Contact the office if you would like to meet up before the parade.
Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade 11am, Juneteenth OR Festival 12pm-7pm