Juneteenth: The After Party
Join Collins Community Credit Union for our 2022 Juneteenth celebration, Juneteenth: The After Party! This family friendly event is free and open to the public.
Featuring the following events and activities:
- Food Trucks and Vendors including I'm Soul Hungry, Shawnniecakes, Keepin Up With the Jones's, and Jay's Water Ice
- DJ Ballard
- Kids activities and games including an art mural station, Balloon Creations by TJ, A.J. Face Painting, Hair Braiding with Aria, and basketball games!
- Live Entertainment
- Business Vendors including Modestly Royal, Sister Sister, Conversation Pieces by Marcy, Nae's Granola Delights, Streetrunners Co LLC, Honey Bones BBQ, and Hurley One Stop Gift Shop
- Community Partners including the African American Museum of Iowa, the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy, and Leaders, Believers, Achievers Foundation, and more!
We can't wait to see you there! For any questions regarding this event, please contact Lindsey Gruber at LGruber@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.