Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Connecticut

Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Jun 15, 2023, 8:30 AM

Updated 345 days ago

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Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Connecticut
Juneteenth marks the 1865 emancipation of the last group of enslaved people, who were in Texas, 2.5 years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
On this day General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas informing the last group of enslaved people that they were freed.
Here are events around Connecticut to mark the date:

JUNE 17

West Haven Juneteenth Celebration
  • Where: Brent Watt Park, West Haven
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2023 Juneteenth Celebration
  • Where: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St., Hartford
  • Time: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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Juneteenth Day of Freedom Celebration
  • Where: Western Connecticut State University, 181 White St., Danbury
  • Time: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
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Greater New Haven Juneteenth Celebration
  • Where: Stetson Branch Library, 197 Dixwell Ave., New Haven
  • Time:  10 a.m.
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Norwalk Juneteenth Celebration
  • Where: Norwalk Town Green
  • Time: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

JUNE 19

Juneteenth Thinking and Doing Day
  • Where: 75 Sterling St., Hartford
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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