Ninth annual Iowa City Area Juneteenth commemoration
June 22, 2019
Noon to 4 p.m.
Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Drive, Iowa City.
free. all welcome. for the whole family.
Johnson County, IA – The Johnson County Juneteenth Community Committee is hosting the ninth annual Iowa City Area Juneteenth Commemoration, a day of family fun on Saturday, June 22, at Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Drive, Iowa City. This free event will take place from noon to 4 p.m. and includes
- live performances by local musicians and artists,
- a health fair,
- games and activities for the whole family.
Children can enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, books and games.
- a blood drive held indoors
- door prizes
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, the date in history when, 2 ½ years after the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers sailed into Galveston, Texas, and read aloud the order freeing the quarter of a million slaves residing in the state.
This year’s theme is Still we Rise, reflecting on the incredible gains that have been accomplished, but also recognizing that there is still a lot of work to do. This event is open to the public.
For more information
- visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/369187993937835/
- Contact event chair:
Laurie Nash, Youth and Family Services Manager, Johnson County Social Services
319-356-6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org