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June 15th
2024 Juneteenth Freedom Parade & Festival

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To celebrate the National Holiday Juneteenth in Saginaw we will have a Parade, downtown 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (line-up begins at 9:00 AM). Route starts at Saginaw Zoo, travels along Washington Avenue, and ends at the Old Farmers Market at Thompson Street.

The celebration continues with the Juneteenth Festival in Morley Plaza downtown, Saginaw from 12:00 - 5:00 PM.

Other community happenings include a Saginaw Juneteenth Ball on June 14th at Horizons Conference Center 6-8 PM $50.00, under 18 $35.00.

*Juneteenth, short for 'June Nineteenth' marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people are freed. They came a full two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation into law on January 1, 1863.

On June 17, 2021 Juneteenth became a federal holiday and honors the end of slavery in the United States.