Traditionally observed as the end of slavery in the U.S., this Juneteenth Festival also celebrates cultural pride, health, and education in the local African American community. This year's celebration will be in Theodore Wirth Park, where families can also enjoy the beach and a children's playground. The party kicks off with a parade at 10 a.m., with activities in the park starting up at 11 a.m. The History Pavilion will feature dramatic reenactments, exhibits, and storytelling. Grab a snack, check out some local art and crafts, or get info from nonprofit groups in the marketplace. Live music, health and wellness info, and hands-on art activities round out the holiday. For more info visit www.juneteenthminnesota.org or call 612.238.3733.
Sun., June 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009