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Eugene Juneteenth

Sunday, June 18 at 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Alton Baker Park 100 Day Island Eugene, OR 97401

Celebrate Juneteenth in Eugene’s Alton Baker Park commemorating African American freedom through the richness of our presence. Check out the amazing performances, family friendly activities, and the best of Eugene's Black-owned businesses. Our UO Black Alumni Network is a sponsor and will be volunteering at the booth hosted by UO Government & Community Relations. Stop by the UO booth to say hi and learn more about the thriving UO Black Alumni community!

From the Juneteenth Celebration Eugene hosts: "In an effort to educate our community, show the richness of our presence, and create a gathering space to honor the Black community, members of the Black community are organizing a Juneteenth Celebration. This year's theme is: Black Hair Matters!

Alton Baker Park will be the nucleus of Lane County's vibrant Black community on June 18. Join us in celebration of freedom and to honor this important day in the history of the United States.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the US since 1865. The day was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law. Juneteenth’s commemoration is on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865, announcement of General Order No. 3 by Union Army General Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. All are welcome to join in the celebration!"