Office of Mayor Ted Wheeler
City of Portland
MAYOR TED WHEELER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eileen Park, (503) 823-6541
Annual Juneteenth Independence Day Celebration
The City will be commemorating Juneteenth with its annual Juneteenth Independence Day Celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest celebrated commemoration for the ending of slavery in the United States. The event will begin with a parade titled “The Clara Peoples Freedom Trail Parade” and continue with a variety of festivities.
The Mayor will share a few words on Juneteenth and present a proclamation at around 12:00 p.m.
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., June 15th 2019
WHERE: Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on MLK/Ainsworth. Festival portion starts at 12:00 p.m. at Legacy Emanuel Hospital and ends at 7:00 p.m.
For more information: www.juneteenthor.com
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