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

Town of Stratford Juneteenth Flag Raising
Where: Town Hall
Time: 9 a.m.
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June 18

West Haven Celebrates Juneteenth
Where: Brent Watt Park
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Juneteenth Parade
Where: Greater Hartford Arts Council
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Juneteenth Pop Up Shop
Where: 481 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT
Time: 12-4 p.m.
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Milford 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Milford Green
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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First Taxing District of Norwalk CT presents Juneteenth - A summer celebration of Culture
Where: Norwalk Historic Green - 8 Park Street, Norwalk
Time: 4-8 p.m.
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Art & Soul: Juneteenth Fashion Show
Where: Downtown Bridgeport's Arcade Mall

June 19

City of Hartford Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Trinity Street, Hartford
Time: 1-6 p.m.
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Juneteenth in the Park
Where: Bushnell Park, Hartford
Time: 1-6 p.m.
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Where: Jazzy's Cabaret, New Haven
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 3:30-6:30 p.m.
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Juneteenth Festival
Where: Enfield Town Green, 81-199 N Main St, Enfield
Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Stamford 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Day
Where: Jackie Robinson Park
Time: 1-5 p.m.
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Weston's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
Where: Green at Town Hall
Time: 2-5 p.m.
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Torrington 2022 Juneteenth Day celebration
Where: City hall
Time: 11 a.m.
More info: Mayor Elinor Carbone proudly recognizes Darlene Battle as "Mayor" for the 2022 Juneteenth Day celebration on Sunday, June 19th. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in front of City Hall as Mayor Carbone introduces and proclaims Darlene Battle as "Juneteenth Mayor". Festivities will include the raising of the Juneteenth flag and comments from Juneteenth Mayor Battle. Light refreshments will be served.
New Canaan Hearts of Freedom - A Juneteenth community celebration
Where: New Canaan Museum & Historical Society Lawn
Time: 4-7 p.m.
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