It is our distinct honor to invite you to participate in the Annual Bellingham Unity Committee Juneteenth Celebration.
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Juneteenth Celebrations are a positive platform for encouraging the acceptance of diversity and offer an opportunity to gain a better understand of the sacrifices and challenges Enslaved American endured to achieve freedom.
This will be the third year that Bellingham Unity Committee will host A Juneteenth Celebration that honors and celebrates freedom of all people. This celebration will take place on Saturday June 19, 2021 from 3pm- 7pm at Maritime Heritage Park 500 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225.
We invite you bring your food and blanket to spread on the grass around the Maritime Amphitheatre for this community picnic! Enjoy live Funk, Soul, R&B ,Reggae music, dance performances, community step, community art wall, community organizations tabling, and more.
This event is free and open to the public, ASL interpreted event, and drop-ins are welcome. Maritime Heritage Park is wheelchair accessible, and members of the Juneteenth 2019 planning committee will be available for any questions or accommodation requests from the community.
We hope to see you there. feel free to contact Bellingham Unity Committee at [email protected] for more details.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Maritime Heritage Park, 500 W Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225, Bellingham, United States