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 17, 2017 from 2 to 9 p.m.  Rain Date:  June 24, 2017

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: ElementsofEmpowerment@gmail.com

(Vendor applications are available on the Facebook page.)

Contact phone number: (704) 755-5210.

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


Website for more Information: https://www.facebook.com/juneteenthbelmont/