Syracuse’s annual Juneteenth is bigger than ever!
Juneteenth recognizes the significance of June 19, 1865, the day the last American slaves in Texas and Louisiana heard about their freedom because of the Civil War.
Syracuse organizers say last year’s event drew about 28,000 attendees, who celebrated diversity and recognized the sacrifices and challenges African Americans faced to earn freedom.
Events include the Juneteenth ancestral dinner including the presentation of the NIA award, with soul food and entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Friday june 13th at the City Hall Atrium.
ADMISSION: $35 for the Juneteenth ancestral dinner including the presentation of the NIA award at City Hall commons Atrium.
Friday June 13th 10 a.m. flag-raising at City Hall.
Saturday June 14th events start at noon with the Visions of Victory parade that begins at Dr. King Elementary School on Raynor Avenue and ends at at the Spirit of Jubilee Park on South Avenue, with “Gospel Youth and family day” where local bands and dance troupes will perform from 12:00 to 8 p.m.
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WHAT: Syracuse Juneteenth Celebration.