Juneteenth Denver

MLK Marade - March with Juneteeth | Jan 15

Jan 11, 2018

Join the Juneteenth family as we march in the annual MLK Marade in Denver on Monday, January 15 - 9am to Noon at City Park. If you can't find us...look for the Juneteenth Music Festival banner that says "DREAM BIG." Lunch at Welton Street Cafe (2736 Welton Street) immediately following.


Juneteenth Music Festival | June 18

Jun 13, 2016

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order.