Announcing Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration!

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Released: May 9, 2024

Announcing Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration!

Delaware County is excited to announce its 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration on Wednesday, June 19 at Rose Tree Park, located at 1671 N. Providence Rd, Media, PA. The free, family-friendly event will feature live music, activities for kids and families, food, resources for the community, talented local vendors, and much more!

Delaware County’s Juneteenth Celebration will feature a headline performance by Philly Gumbo as well as artistic performances from local residents and groups. The celebration will also showcase some of Delaware County’s local business owners selling artwork, jewelry, and crafts along with, food trucks, and resources from local organizations across the county. The event is free for residents of all ages and will be held rain or shine.

“We are absolutely thrilled to announce the County’s third annual Juneteenth Celebration in Rose Tree Park,” said Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “Our Juneteenth celebration serves as a day for residents to celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States and an opportunity for our entire community to learn more about African American history, which will contribute to a deeper understanding of the experiences that have shaped African Americans and our country.”

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of both the Civil War and slavery. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, which had legally freed slaves on January 1, 1863, almost 2½ years earlier. Many slaves, particularly in Texas and other southwestern states, were not informed of the Emancipation Proclamation until General Granger’s announcement.

The holiday received its name by combining June and 19. The day is also sometimes called “Juneteenth Independence Day,” “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day.”

The lineup for Delaware County’s 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration:

Vendors and food truck- Beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Ceremony on the mall area at 5:30 p.m.
Headliner, Philly Gumbo performs on the main stage at 7:30 p.m.

More information about Delaware County’s Juneteenth Celebration can be found here:

Delco Junteenth Day

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