Racine – City of Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services and the Dr. John Bryant
Community Center will host a Juneteenth Day Celebration on Saturday, June 16 from 12 p.m.-8 p.m. at 601 21st Street in Racine. This annual event is free and open to the public. A variety of activities, food, and craft vendors will be available.
The following is a schedule of events:
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Opening ceremony with community comments and performances
3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Music on the Main Stage
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children’s Corner activities featuring carnival games, face painting
and Moon Walks
12 p.m. – 7 p.m. Youth and adult basketball games in the Bryant Center gym
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Racine/Kenosha Black Nurses Health Camp
12 p.m.- 8 p.m. Racine Independent Racers Association Auto Shows
A Pre-Juneteenth Day “Healthy Teen” fair will be held at the Bryant Center on June 15 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Motivational Speaker R.J. White will appear. The afternoon
will feature youth service vendors, informational booths, free food, performances and a
three point shooting contest. All teens are invited.
The Juneteenth Day Celebration is sponsored by City of Racine, Community Action
Agency, Gruber Law Offices, Insider News Racine, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church,
United Faith Baptist Church, Star Light Outreach Ministry, Landmark Credit Union,
United Health Care, and S.C. Johnson, with volunteer support from the African
American Business Council.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday
that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in
Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African-American slaves throughout the
For more information, please contact the Dr. John Bryant Community Center at (262)
636-9235. Information about PRCS events may be found at City of Racine Parks and Recreation Department website; by visiting the main office at 800 Center St, Rm.127; or by calling (262) 636-9131. PRCS may also be found on Facebook.