Juneteenth Celebration

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SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join with community members to celebrate Stillwater's 2nd annual Juneteenth at Southern Woods Park with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. There will be games with prizes, bouncy houses, music, food trucks and more!

Performers include: Reese Da' Prophet Brown, The Hebrew Messengers, and the Mt. Zion Praise Team and Youth Step Dance Group.

The Juneteenth Celebration is organized by Stillwater Community United (SCU), which is the same community group that coordinates Stillwater's annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day march and events. 

Community partners include: The Stillwater Police Department, The City of Stillwater, Mt. Zion Church, and Visit Stillwater.


Juneteenth, short for "June Nineteenth," is the celebration of the day in 1865 that enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas finally received the word that they were free and officially recognized as citizens. Black Americans began commemorating Juneteenth with celebrations across the country. In 2021, the US government declared Juneteenth an official holiday. Click here to watch a short video about Juneteenth and the event.


History.com's Summary of Juneteenth History

National Geographic's Juneteenth Day in History 

Washington Post's What is Juneteenth?