Covington remembers this historical day and celebrates freedom at Covington's Rev. Peter Atkins Park (W. 28th Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 19th.
9 a.m. - Freedom Parade led by Soul Saint Super Fan
10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Juneteenth Program, Games, Maypole, dancing, vendors, music and food
3 p.m. - Co-ed Softball Game
Juneteenth (June 19th) is the day in history when word came to America's slaves, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, that they were freed from enslavement.
All are welcome to attend this free event. Decorate your vehicle and be a part of a parade; lineup begins at 8:00 am.
For details on how to volunteer, donate, be a vendor, or participate in the parade, please contact Councilman Peter Lewis at (225) 505-3030 or email@example.com.