Since 2007. Annual event celebrating the date when the last slaves in America were freed in 1865. Juneteenth, or June 19, celebrates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas, a month marked with celebrations, reflection, and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement, and for planning the future. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities, and religion are joining hands to acknowledge a period in our history that continues to influence our society today. Festivities include games, sporting events, music, foods and bbq, fashion show, art and history displays, talent show and more.