The event will take place Saturday at Fort Mellon Park. The celebration will commence at 11 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
What is Juneteenth? Simply stated, Juneteenth is the oldest recognized celebration marking the end of slavery in the United States.
Dating back to 1865 and origins in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has always been observed on or around June 19; the day slaves in Galveston, Texas learned they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
Juneteenth is a family-oriented celebration that focuses on the community and recounting stories of the past
For more information visit the city website at www.sanfordfl.gov or call City Hall at 407-330-5602.