Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

Date & Time
This year's Juneteenth Celebration will be held June 18, 2016 from 2 to 9 p.m.  Rain Date:  June 25, 2016

Location
The celebration will be held at Stowe Park, located at 24 South Main Street in downtown Belmont.
Belmont Juneteenth Celebration. Encompassing Music, Art and Culture
Admission
This event is free and open to everyone.

Features
The Juneteenth celebration will feature:
  • A variety of vendors
  • Artifacts
  • Food
  • Local entertainers

Apply to Be a Vendor
To apply to be a vendor at this celebration, please email mrsdpsnc@gmail.com

    History
    Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

    Celebrating Today
    Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures. As it takes on a more national, symbolic and even global perspective, the events of 1865 in Texas are not forgotten, for all of the roots tie back to this fertile soil from which a national day of pride is growing.

    More Information
    For more information about this worldwide celebration, visit the Juneteenth website.