Downtown Westminster’s First Juneteenth Celebration
The Juneteenth in Carroll Planning Committee is excited to announce the 1st Annual Juneteenth in Carroll! Join us at the Arts Center and the surrounding downtown area for an afternoon of live performances from choirs, comedians, and storytellers plus panel discussions, community vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities. Official programming schedule coming soon.
Officially declared a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth (or Freedom Day) commemorates June 19, 1865, when the announcement of General Order No. 3 was given by Union Army general, Gordon Granger. It proclaimed freedom for the enslaved African-American people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. This annual celebration honors the history and celebrates the future of African heritage. Through these special events, the Planning Committee hopes to inspire a community dialogue of equality and empathy, resulting in increased compassion, understanding, and social justice for all.
Free metered parking surrounds the event location – including street parking and the parking lot and garage at Distillery Drive.
More covered parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of Green St. and Liberty St.
Event address is 91 W Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157