Juneteenth Day Celebration

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Juneteenth Day Celebration

September 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 5:00 pm

River Travel Media/La Crosse Local

2017 was the 152nd year of the annual historic celebration since its namesake on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth, or June 19, is the date celebrated and heralded by Americans as the nation’s second independence day, where freed slaves in the 19th century acknowledged their newly learned freedom by joyous singing, dancing and feasting. The day’s activities have not only become a tradition but a state holiday or observance in over 40 states. The City and the County of La Crosse, Wisconsin are honored to participate and Co-sponsor the fifth annual citywide Juneteenth Celebrate sponsored by the African American Mutual Assistance Network, Inc. The First celebration is being held on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Poage Park. There will be a African-American Living Historical Tour. The Second celebration is being held on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Southside Neighborhood Center and Poage Park in La Crosse from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

River Travel Media/La Crosse Local


September 22, 2018
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Poage Park
500 Hood St
La Crosse, WI 54601