Where You Can Celebrate Juneteenth

Events across the country to celebrate June 19.

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2014's Juneteenth Freedom Celebrations - Juneteenth is the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery. It marks the day when Union soldiers marched to Galveston, Texas, and told slaves that they were free on June 19, 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Today, cities across the country remember the event through music, fun and festivals. Take a look to see if your city is celebrating the day. (Photo: Courtesy United States Postal Service)

Buffalo’s 38th Juneteenth - The third largest Juneteenth festival in the world gathered at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Buffalo, New York, on June 15 and 16. (Photo: The Post-Standard /Landov)

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June 13-15: Marietta, Georgia - Cobb County presents a weekend-long Juneteenth celebration with an evening concert at 6 p.m., a cultural festival at 10 a.m. on Saturday and a Gospelfest at 3 p.m. on Sunday. (Photo: The Post-Standard /Landov)

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June 14: Mississippi's Gulf Coast - Starting at 10 a.m. there will be food, music and games for the 7th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Juneteenth Celebration. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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June 14: Kansas City, Missouri - Kansas City’s largest, free community celebration will kick off in the 18th and Vine historic district. From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., the city plans to have their biggest celebration yet geared toward learning about community resources. (Photo: HultonArchive/Illustrated London News/Getty Images)

Symbol of Remembrance - The Juneteenth flag depicts a new star bursting on the horizon. It represents the freedom of American slaves and is often placed alongside the American flag. (Photo: Courtesy of JuneteenthFlag)

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June 14-24: Galveston, Texas - Galveston, Texas, will host a Juneteenth celebration lasting 10 days. The events will begin on June 14 with a Family Day at Stringfellow Orchards and ending with a film screening of “American Perspective: Freedom Summer” on June 24. (Photo: Courtesy of JuneteenthFlag)

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June 14-15: San Jose, California - Kenny Lattimore and Jazmine Sullivan will perform at this year’s Juneteenth in the Park Festival. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7 and free for children under 12 years old.  (Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Commercial Appeal /Landov)

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June 14-15: San Jose, California - Kenny Lattimore and Jazmine Sullivan will perform at this year’s Juneteenth in the Park Festival. The event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7 and free for children under 12 years old. (Photo: Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) Commercial Appeal /Landov)

June 15: South Berkley, California - A five-block long street festival will commemorate the announcement of slave emancipation spanning the Adeline-Alcatraz corridor. There will be music, dance and spoken word from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo: The Post-Standard /Landov)

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June 15: South Berkley, California - A five-block long street festival will commemorate the announcement of slave emancipation spanning the Adeline-Alcatraz corridor. There will be music, dance and spoken word from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Photo: The Post-Standard /Landov)

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June 19-22: Richmond City, Virginia - Over several days, Richmond City will have events ranging from concerts to traditional African ceremonies. South African singer Lira will perform on the first day. (Photo: Getty Images)

Eatonville, Florida: June 20 - One of the first all-Black towns in the United States, and the hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, Florida, will host a Freedom Festival Concert. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Prices are $45 for general admission and $100 for VIP. The Friday concert features eight bands: Tom Browne, Carl Carlton, Norman Connors, the Dazz Band, Faze-O, Miles Jaye, the Manhattans, Slave and the debut of Maurice Starr's new boy band, NK5. (Photo: Eatonville Juneteenth Festival via Facebook)

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Eatonville, Florida: June 20 - One of the first all-Black towns in the United States, and the hometown of author Zora Neale Hurston, Eatonville, Florida, will host a Freedom Festival Concert. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. Prices are $45 for general admission and $100 for VIP. The Friday concert features eight bands: Tom Browne, Carl Carlton, Norman Connors, the Dazz Band, Faze-O, Miles Jaye, the Manhattans, Slave and the debut of Maurice Starr's new boy band, NK5. (Photo: Eatonville Juneteenth Festival via Facebook)

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June 28: Richmond, California - Richmond, California, will host a parade and festival. Located in Nicholl Park, there will be entertainment, food and fun for all ages. The National Brotherhood Alliance and the city of Richmond will sponsor the event. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)