The 25th annual Twin Cities’ Juneteenth celebration will be held at the North Mississippi Regional Park, located at 5114 North Mississippi Drive in Minneapolis on Saturday, June 15th, from 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
As one of the nation’s largest cultural celebrations, the Juneteenth celebration boasts an estimated attendance of more than 25,000 Minnesotans. This year’s theme is “Remembering the Past, to Heal the Present to Succeed in the Future.”
The festival observes the June 19th, 1865 proclamation of the abolition of slavery in Galveston, Texas, and has been expanded to celebrate the freedom for people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Park & Rides: Park your vehicle and ride to the North Mississippi Regional Park. We will also have a shuttle bus service for the handicapped. Locations are: North Point Health and Wellness Center, West side parking lot:1313 North Penn Ave North Mpls,Mn 55411 and Jenny Lind Elementary School, 5025 Bryant Ave North, Mpls, Mn 55430
Other notable facts: the buying power for Black Minnesotans increased sharply over the past decade, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth; Blacks’ disposable income increased to nearly $4 billion, according to the Twin Cities Business Journal. And more than 30 percent of Black Minnesotans, who account for an 11 percent increase of the state’s population, attend the Twin Cities Juneteenth Festival.
Admission to the event is free.
Press Contact: John Jamison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-222-9075.
For more information about Juneteenth, visit www.juneteenthminnesota.org