Juneteenth commemorates the date in 1865 when 250,000 Texas slaves were freed. Three years after the Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect.
The Juneteenth Celebration runs June 13th - 15th.
Friday, June 13:
7 p.m. - Youth Gospel Talent Night featuring "WISH," Gage Park Amphitheater
Saturday, June 14:
11 a.m. - Noon - Juneteenth Parade, Downtown Topeka
Beginning at 12:30 p.m. - Entertainment & Music, Gage Park
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - WIA State Business Conference, Big Gage Shelter House
1 p.m. - Car & Motorcycle Show
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Talent Show
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Live Entertainment Show
Sunday, June 15
JUNETEENTH FREE DAY @ GAGE PARK
World Famous Topeka Zoo, Carousel, Mini Train, Carnival, Swimming, Pony Rides, Domino and Card Tourneys and More!
For more information: (785) 233-5834, stardusters2msn.com or visit www.cjonline.com/juneteenth.
Juneteenth is co-sponsored by: Topeka Parks & Recreation, Topeka Zoo, Topeka Capital-Journal, Walgreens, Capitol Federal Savings, WIBW-TV and H.O.P.E.