By Eagle Newswire

 

 

 

The Tulsa Juneteenth Festival will be held on Thursday, June 13-June 16, 2019 on historic Greenwood Ave across from OSU-Tulsa hosted by Tulsa Juneteenth Inc.

This is a FREE fun filled festival with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Thursday will kick off the festival with two events; Tulsa Juneteenth Royal Hotel Block Party will be located on N. Greenwood Ave. from 6 to 11 p.m. and Movie in the Park at Guthrie Green will take place from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday’s events begins at 6:30 p.m. with local artist performances and headliner Sheila E. closing the show. Saturday’s events include Kids Zone from 4 to 7 p.m. and the concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring local artists and headliner Morris Day and the Time. The Tulsa Juneteenth Festival will close out with Church in the Park on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. Shoppers will browse vendor booths selling artwork, high end apparel, exquisite jewelry, as well as food by some of the most popular local vendors in Tulsa and surrounding areas.

 

 

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19,1865, two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger, rode into Galveston, Texas with news the war had ended and the slaves in Texas were now free. Celebrated in June, Juneteenth is a great cultural celebration that takes place in many cities across the nation and has been celebrated in Tulsa for over 20 years.

We anticipate a well-attended event and invite you to be a part of this unique celebration of heritage, music, art, and community.