Delaware County Announces Its First Juneteenth Celebration June 19
Delaware County is having its first county Juneteenth Celebration Sunday, June 19, 1 to 5 p.m., at Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road in Media.
The event will feature live music, artistic performances from local schools, vendors, food and more.
The celebration is hosted by Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association and Taylor Made Vets.
“This free, family-friendly event gives our residents an opportunity to celebrate an important milestone in history,” said Delaware County Council Chairman Dr. Monica Taylor.
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. It is an opportunity for the community to learn more about African American history, “which will contribute to a deeper understanding of the experiences that have shaped African Americans and our Country,” Dr. Taylor says.
The day will headline performances by Dell-P and the Children of Adam Band, as well as artistic performances from local students.
It will also showcase some of Delaware County’s local business owners selling artwork, jewelry, crafts and more, various food trucks, and resources from local organizations across the county.
The event is free for residents of all ages and will be held rain or shine.
The county’s official Juneteenth Celebration flyer includes original artwork from Zionna Stansbur from STEM Academy at Showalter in Chester. Her winning logo was selected as part of a Juneteenth logo competition.
Before the celebration, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association and Taylor Made Vets will hold a Juneteenth Ceremony at 10 a.m., at The Delaware County Veterans Memorial located at 4599 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.
Various organizations and municipalities are also hosting Juneteenth Celebrations.
Chester City celebrates Saturday, June 18, noon to 6 p.m. at Memorial Park, 2300 W. 7th St. There will be live music, food, crafts, a basketball tournament, dance contest, health fair and more.
Darby Borough celebrates Saturday, June 18, beginning 9 a.m., at 1022 Ridge Ave. with a flag-raising followed by a food giveaway and wellness fair.
Lansdowne Borough celebrates Saturday, June 18, from 2 to 7 p.m., at Lansdowne Landing Park, 30 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Lansdowne. There will be a flag-raising at 2 p.m., and a community celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring live music, children’s entertainment, food and more.
Upper Chichester Township celebrates Friday, June 17, 5 to 10 p.m. with a parade, music, food, games and awards. A location will be announced soon.
Find out more information on local Juneteenth events.
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