Free Juneteenth Festival

Festivals & Fairs, Food, FREE, Fundraisers | | June 12, 2007 at 09:22

emancipationday.jpgThe 7th annual Las Vegas Juneteenth Festival will be held June 15 & 16 from 4p-9p at Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza. Admission is free.

Look for educational activities, guest speakers, live entertainment, and food and beverages. R&B singer Howard Hewitt will be the headliner Friday night, with R&B soul legend Freddie Jackson Saturday night. Stand-up comedian LJ Brown is MC, with introduction by George Wallace. Proceeds go to benefit the Anthony L. Pollard Foundation to provide educational assistance and opportunities to community youth.

June 19, 1865 was the date Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and all slaves were free. The Juneteenth Festival commemorates the observance of June 19 as African-American Emancipation Day.

For more info call Diane Hughes 702-255-6659 or 702-255-3001. Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza 720 Twin Lakes Dr Las Vegas NV (Lorenzi Park)

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