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Juneteenth

Juneteenth was created to celebrate and recognize the emancipation of enslaved people within the United States. On June 19, 1865, news of the end of the Civil War reached Galveston, Texas along with news that slavery had been abolished. The first Juneteenth celebration was held in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1866, to commemorate the day. It is also called Jubilee Day or Emancipation Day. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth was declared a Federal Holiday.

These are the Juneteenth events in Polk County or in close proximity. Click on the name to see the full details for each event.

June 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pmJuneteenth Celebration hosted by Wales Pointe
June 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm  –  Juneteenth Parade & Soul Concert in Haines City
June 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pmKissimmee Juneteenth Festival
June 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Bartow Juneteenth Freedom Day
June 18 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm 2022 Juneteenth Celebration in Winter Haven
June 18 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Juneteenth Celebration hosted by Clermont Waterfront Park

 

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