11:00 am Start Time
11:30 am Introductions and Welcome
12:00 pm Food Trucks, Inflatables, and Activities Open All day
12:30 pm Reading of the Proclamation, Mayor TenHanken
12:45 pm Black National Anthem Recite
1:00 pm V and The Noble Knights
2:00 pm Denham
3:00 pm Our Growth Project Performance
3:15 pm Speed Painting by Delphin
3:45 pm Prize and Gift give away
4:00 pm Conclusion
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, is an American holiday honoring African American heritage and celebrated by people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in 1865. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a blend of June and nineteenth, and is recognized as a state holiday in 42 states of the United States
Community members of Sioux Falls are celebrating this day of freedom, and we would like you to participate. This year's theme is focused on friends and family as we are organizing a big day of fun and entertainment filled with family reunion style games, education, music, and much more. Attend and enter in a raffle for many gifts and prizes, including an Apple Watch.
Thank you to our event sponsors: JDS Industries, First Bank & Trust, Augustana University Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Swamp Daddy's Cajun Kitchen!
Want to Volunteer at the Juneteenth Celebration? Please fill out this application.
The 2019 Juneteenth Celebration will be held Saturday, June 22, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Terrace Park West in Sioux Falls. Booths will provide information and/or other materials that offer assistance and other services to the community and/or celebrate and promote different cultures. We believe now, more than ever, it is important to unite in celebrating this historic event which benefits the Sioux Falls community and honors its diversity.
Please Pay for your booth rental fee by clicking the Buy Now button to the right!