Juneteenth Oregon Parade and Festival

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Saturday, June 15, 2024
11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Lillis Albina Park
N Flint Avenue and Russell Street Portland
OR 97227

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Juneteenth Oregon celebrates the date in 1865 when Major General Gordon Granger read "General Order No. 3" in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all slaves were free. Juneteenth OR supports cultural diversity, which is important because communities, workplaces, and schools increasingly comprise various cultural and ethnic groups. Juneteenth encourages these communities to learn from each other to facilitate collaboration and cooperation.

Annually, millions of people across America join the African American community in celebrating Juneteenth. In Portland, the day is honored with  “The Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade '', down Martin Luther King Blvd and a public festival at Lillis-Albina Park on N. Russell and N. Flint with a festival to follow. The festival will have guest speakers, stage performers, live music entertainment, vendors, exhibits, and children’s activities.