List: Juneteenth events in the WALB viewing area
ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - June 19 marks Juneteenth. It is a day to commemorate the abolishment of slavery.
Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African-American holiday. It officially became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.
There are a number of events in the WALB viewing area to mark Juneteenth.
The 4th annual Juneteenth Festival will be Saturday, June 18. It will be at Riverfront Park, 112 N Front Street. It will be from noon till dusk. Admission is free. There will be vendors, music and kids attractions. Also part of the festival is the Gospel Explosion and the Conversation Stageplay. The Gospel Explosion event will be Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m., at the Albany Amphitheater. The Conversation Stageplay will be Sunday, June 19 at 4 p.m., at the Albany Municipal Auditorium.
On June 11, the Juneteenth Gala ‘22 will be at the Albany Municipal Auditorium. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 through Ticketmaster. A part event starts at 4:30 p.m. and the gala is at 6:30 p.m.
Dougherty County will have a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Government Center Plaza, 222 Pine Avenue in Downtown Albany. There will be food trucks, face painting for kids, live music and more. There will also be a special performance by Rutha Harris and The Freedom Singers.
The Albany Museum of Art will observe Juneteenth with Freedom’s Eve, a free community event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at the museum, 311 Meadowlark Drive.
The city will host its first annual Juneteenth Celebration Festival in downtown Camilla. The festival will be Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and on Sunday, June 19 from 1-5 p.m. The festival will be on the grounds of the Mitchell County Courthouse and Court Street.
The 2nd annual Juneteenth celebration will be June 17-18. It will be at Iris Garden. The event will kick off at 1 p.m. on both days. There will be a live concert at 6 p.m. on June 18.
The Juneteenth Freedom Day and Celebration Brunch will be June 18. It will be at Eleven 17 Restaurant, 1520 South Main St. It will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
A Juneteenth celebration will be held in Thomasville on Saturday, June 18. It will be from 1-5 p.m. It will be at the Douglass High School campus, 115 Forrest Street. The City of Thomasville will host the 3rd Annual Black History Parade on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. in downtown Thomasville.
The Friendly City will have a Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 18. It will be at the Tift Courthouse. Lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 10 a.m.
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