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Juneteenth is a time to celebrate


June 16. Juneteenth is Monday, June 19, 2023. Juneteenth is the oldest-known celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States, first recognized by the state of Texas.

It is also known as “Freedom Day,” “Juneteenth Independence Day,” or “Emancipation Day.”

Area events include:

Saturday, June 17


4-7 pm | June 17. Everyone is invited for the Ada Jenkins Center’s third annual Juneteenth Celebration with music and performances, kid-friendly fun, a Black-owned business marketplace, and free dinner for the first 400 people.

2023 NC Juneteenth Festival

1-5 pm | June 17. The 2023 North Carolina Juneteenth Festival themed “Educating, Empowering, Entertaining” will feature 100 black-owned companies. Crafts, culture, performances, art, kids games, information and more is some of what attendees can expect. Free giveaways, discounts, and coupons make the vendor shopping experience like no other.  This is a family friendly free event. Free tickets. Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 NC Hwy. 49, Concord.

Click here to learn more about Juneteenth.