Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States. Click here for more information about Juneteenth!
Local Juneteenth events for 6/19/21
Champaign Park District Virtual Juneteenth Celebration: All day
“Back to the 90s” Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration at King Park (Urbana): 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
HV Neighborhood Transformation Juneteenth Celebration at Westside Park (Champaign): 11 a.m. – all day.
Juneteenth at Wabash Park (Rantoul): 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.