Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout New Jersey

Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Jun 15, 2023, 8:30 AM

Updated 405 days ago

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Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout New Jersey
Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
On this day General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas informing the last group of enslaved people that they were freed.
Here are events around New Jersey to mark the date:

JUNE 10

Juneteenth at Capital City Farm
  • Where: Capital City Farm, 301 North Clinton Ave., Trenton
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Juneteenth ‘Freedom Day’ Festival - NAACP MEAB Branch
  • Where: Papaianni Park, 100 Municipal Blvd., Edison
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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JUNE 17

2023 Juneteenth Festival at Mill Creek Park
  • Where: Mill Creek Park, 300 Beverly Rancocas Road, Willingboro
  • Time: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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2023 Juneteenth Event
  • Where: Di Domenico Park (16th Street), Bayonne, NJ
  • Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

JUNE 18

Juneteenth Celebration - Domino Handbuilding Workshop
  • Where: The Turquoise Cup - 325 High Street, Burlington
  • Time: 4 - 6 p.m.
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Red Bank Juneteenth Celebration
  • Where: Johnny Jazz Park, Red Bank
  • Time: 1 - 4 p.m.
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