Juneteenth is a day marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings that recognize the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas. It is also a time for reflection, rejoicing, assessment, self-improvement, and planning the future.

Friday, June 17

Saturday, June 18

Frederick Douglass Center

2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Community, food vendors, entertainment, actives, and fun.

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Toledo Lucas County Main Public Library

Juneteenth Celebration

The Toledo Lucas County Main Public Library will serve as a resource of African American culture. Attend workshops, a job fair, and demonstrations on the importance of African American contributions.

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Toledo Lucas County Main Public Library

Juneteenth Gallery Opening and Celebration

Gallery opening and reception featuring the Black artists From Toledo and Beyond, with support from the Toledo Black Artist Coalition.

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Smith Park

CSRN Juneteenth

Community health and wellness fair including free health screenings and family activities, hosted by the Community Solidarity Response Network.

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Sunday, June 19

Downtown Toledo

Juneteenth Parade

Parade begins at 1 p.m. at the intersection of Summit and Monroe St., proceed on Summit St., go left at Jackson St., and end at One Government Center.

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Toledo Museum of Art

Juneteenth/Fathers’ Day Concert

Featuring Raheem DeVaughn, and Loose Ends, with Jane Eugene, original lead singer.

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Coordinated by:

The Human Relations Commission

The Human Relations Commission shall endeavor to support a safe, energetic, and livable city. The Commission will support residents working to overcome prejudice and build mutual respect.

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