Juneteenth Community Celebration
Join Collins Community Credit Union for a Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 4 from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. This family-friendly event is free to attend and open to the public.
Featuring the following events and activities (stay tuned for the full list of vendors):
- Food Trucks and Vendors including Shawnniecakes, Keeping Up With the Joneses, I'm Soul Hungry Food Truck, and Jay's Water Ice
- DJ Darius Ballard
- Kids activities and games including A.J. Face Painting, Balloon Creations by TJ, an art mural station, basketball games, and Olli the Owl!
- Live Entertainment
- Local Small Business Vendors
- Community Partners including the African American Museum of Iowa and Empowering Youths of Iowa
We can't wait to see you there! For any questions regarding this event, please email Marketing@collinscu.org.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in America. After the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, slave owners in many isolated areas kept word from the people they had enslaved so that they would not flee. On June 19, 1865, some of the last enslaved people in America were freed when the news of their freedom reached Galveston, Texas. The observance of Juneteenth as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes achievement. Click here to learn more about the Juneteenth holiday.