During late 2020, the Town of Manchester announced that Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery, would officially be celebrated as a town holiday. Come celebrate with your friends, family and neighbors and spend your weekend at our slate of celebratory events!
- Juneteenth Freedom Day Event
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opening ceremonies and mural dedication
Find a site map for Saturdays event here!
Event Live Stream
Stage Schedule of Events:
Proclamation from Mayor Moran
“Glory” performed by Chavon Campbell and Robert Hill
Mural dedication from Rise Up
Poet Laureate Ryan Parker
Dr. Diane Clare-Kearney
Dr. Alhaji Conteh
Buffalo Soldier Historian Robert Harris
Dance Hour ft Hartford Proud Marching Band
Live Band Performance ft Tony Harrington and Touch
Black Excellence Awards ft Ryan Parker
Open Mic ft James Blake
Closing remarks ft Ashley Okwuazi
Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop
Kraving Ice Cream
The Wright Slice of Cheesecake
Black-Owned Vendor Market:
Family Friendly Activities
Music, guest speakers, live performances
Manchester Police Department 3v3 Basketball tournament
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