6th Annual Celebrate Juneteenth
Celebrate Juneteenth will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023 (1 pm - 5 pm) at Mankato's Civic Center Plaza for the historic celebration of Black and African American independence in the United States and to promote our local BIPOC communities.
We will begin with a Freedom March from Shared Spaces (127 South 2nd Street) to the Civic Center Plaza. Meet us at 12 pm to walk at 12:15.
The free public event includes vendors providing food, merchandise, and services; children's activities; a special guest speaker; and entertainment. Read more below, and contact us for volunteer, vendor, sponsor, and other opportunities.
BIOPC-owned businesses register for free.
This event promises to be an exciting and memorable one! We would love to see you there!
Freedom March 2023
I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."
- Frederick Douglass, a leader in the abolitionist movement
Special Guest 2023*
Celebrate BIPOC-owned Businesses!
*stay tuned for 2023 BIPOC-owned businesses
Special Thanks to Juneteenth Sponsors!
*stay tuned for 2023 sponsors
Hold those things that tell your history and protect them. During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: 'I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.'"
- Maya Angelou, literary icon and activist