Manchester Juneteenth Freedom Day Commemoration

Manchester Juneteenth Freedom Day Commemoration

Saturday, Jun 19, 2021 at 12:00pm to Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 at 2:06pm

Various Venues

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:


Opening ceremony
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

Food Vendors:
Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop
Kraving Ice Cream
Pops’ Cuisine
The Wright Slice of Cheesecake
Kona Ice

Black-Owned Vendor Market:

12:00-6:00 p.m.

Food Trucks
Vendor Market
Family Friendly Activities
Music, guest speakers, live performances
Manchester Police Department 3v3 Basketball tournament

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