Juneteenth Freedom Weekend

3312 Martin Luther King Dr, Gulfport, MS 39501
  • Dates: June 16, 2022 - June 18, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 4pm-8pm
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Juneteenth - also known as Freedom Day - commemorates the day in Galveston, Texas, where thousands of slaves were not made aware of their freedom during the Civil War until June 19, 1865, when Union Gen. Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston and issued an order officially freeing them. Freedom Day marks the moment when emancipation finally reached those in the deepest parts of the former Confederacy.
 
The family-friendly three-day event, called the Gulfport City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration - Freedom Weekend, kicks off Thursday, June 16, 2022 with 2nd Annual Oratorical Contest and ends Sunday, June 19, 2022 with the 2nd Annual Jamii Awards & Freedom Brunch.
 
Thursday, June 16
Mary Spinks-Thigpen Oratorical Contest - 6:19pm
 
Friday, June 17
Kick-Off Party - 7:19pm
 
Saturday, June 18
Promenade & Festival - 11:19pm-7pm
Isiah Fredricks Ball Fields
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