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Presented by Champaign Park District and Champaign Public Library, Douglass Branch
Important note: NO PETS ALLOWED
Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, is one event you don’t want to miss. Enjoy music and visit different vendors while learning about this important holiday. Children can make arts and crafts, play on the bounce house and obstacle course, or get soaked in the Splash Pad. For all ages!
12:00 Emancipation Proclamation – Michael LaDue
Juneteenth History – Anthony Sullers
12:15 “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – Noah I. Brown
12:20 Leon Lewis-Nicol Jazz Quartet
1:00 Youth Showcase
- Perfect Timing Dance Academy
- Samiyyah Gordon – Poetry
- Corey Robinson – Vocal Selections
1:20 Haki ‘n Dem – Soul, Funk, Pop, R&B
2:20 Image – Rap Performance
2:30 DJ Silkee + Prize Drawings
2:50 Closing Remarks
Activities will include:
- Free food
- Free books
- Bounce house
- Face painting
- Caricature artist
- Balloon artist
- Horse and carriage rides
- 360 photo booth, inside Douglass Branch Library
- Selfie booth
- 60+ vendors
- Games and prize drawings
- and free icy treats!
Made possible with support from the Champaign Public Library Friends, Meijer, Napleton’s, Kraft Heinz, Black Dog, i3 Broadband, MTD, City of Champaign Department of Equity & Engagement, RE/MAX Realty–Matt Difanis, and volunteer coordinator Cynthia Keaton-Williams. Special thanks to our vendors and volunteers.
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