Juneteenth Celebration

This will be the fourth year that Bellingham Unity Committee will host a Juneteenth Celebration that honors and celebrates freedom of all people. We invite you to 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, art wall, local organizations tabling, and more. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19th, 1865 that Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, TX 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 understanding of the sacrifices and challenges Enslaved Africans endured to achieve freedom. Free and open to the public. ASL interpreting provided Drop-ins welcome.

Starts: June 18, 2022

Time: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Admission: Free!

Location: Maritime Heritage Park
500 West Holly St, Bellingham, WA 98225

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Produced By: Bellingham Unity Committee

Contact Person: Terrance Morris

Email: Bellinghamunitycommittee18@gmail.com

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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