Juneteenth events planned statewide

Delawareans across the state will celebrate Black history this June during the fourth national commemoration of a longtime holiday celebrated by many communities since slavery ended in 1865. Below are some of the Juneteenth celebrations to be found across the state this year:

The Delaware Juneteenth Association will host a parade on King Street in Wilmington at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, followed by a festival at Tubman-Garrett Park at noon. For more information (including additional Juneteenth events in the Wilmington area), go to www.delawarejuneteenth.org.

A Juneteenth celebration will be held at the historic Richard Allen School near Georgetown at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 (following a 10 a.m. parade in Georgetown). The event will include an array of Sussex County historical presentations and performances by the Nanticoke Indian Tribe.

The Friends of Cooch’s Bridge Historic Site will host a Juneteenth Celebration at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, featuring Kenneth B. Morris and Nadjah Nicole. For more information, go to friendsofcoochsbridge.org.

The City of Lewes will host its annual Juneteenth Celebration from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 22, at George H.P. Smith Park. For more information, go to www.leweschamber.com/event/city-lewes-annual-juneteenth-celebration.

Did we miss your event? Email your Juneteenth event information to HCA’s newsletter editor at madeline.goss@delaware.gov.

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