Connect with your community and enjoy some great Motown and jazz music when Jackson College hosts the Juneteenth Celebration Saturday, June 15 from 2-9 p.m. at the CP Federal City Square, Jackson.
The Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair is a free community event. The afternoon will start with a helpful community resource fair, including health and educational exhibits and job fair. A Kids Zone throughout the day will feature carnival games, a robotics exhibition, horse rides, petting zoo, face painting, basketball, putt-putt golf and more. The evening features a great outdoor musical concert with Phase 5, a fan favorite from Detroit that recreates Motown’s greatest hits! Also performing will be Jackson’s R&B, soul and rock band Airtight, and DJ Matt Wade. Come and join this fun, free event!
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of freedom for African-Americans. It commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, originating in Galveston in 1865. The observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes achievement.
Sponsors for this year’s event include: Baker College, Consumers Energy, County of Jackson, Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson College, Spring Arbor University, NAACP, The Anchor Initiative, Center for Family Health, JTV, Blazer News, American1 Credit Union, CP Federal Credit Union and Flagstar Bank.