Residents and their families are invited to unite in celebration with music, food and activities for children
All are invited to unite in celebration of Juneteenth with music, food, and activities for the kids to enjoy as we raise the Juneteenth flag at Everett Stadium. The event will feature guest speakers and live performances by Angelena Hightower & The Unit, Big Redds House, DJ Troy Anthony, Drummers of Peace, Janey David and The Woo Factor.
Attendees are encouraged to take the Neighborhood Runner shuttle provided through the courtesy of Encore to the event, which has added the stadium to the route for the day. Pickup locations include Glendale Towers (381 Ferry Street), Everett Recreation Center (47 Elm Street), Zion Church Ministries (757 Ferry Street) and 66 Main Street. To find the full schedule and learn more about this free service, please visit cityofeverett.com/resident-services/everett-living/encore-neighborhood-runner-shuttle-service.
Juneteenth, which is a nationally recognized holiday on June 19 in the United States, celebrates when in 1865 Union Army General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to tell enslaved African Americans they are now free. This was one of the last places in the United States to free slaves after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.
The City will be joining in celebrations across the country by raising the Juneteenth flag, which represents the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, and hosting an event for the community to participate in. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.