The Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds will be transformed into a Juneteenth Festival this weekend!

Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St. Davenport) this Saturday Jun 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the Friends of MLK for a day filled with family-friendly entertainment! Enjoy dance performances, gospel groups, Welcome Ceremony, and open-air market featuring local and regional vendors, Food Truck Alley and the 3rd Annual Miss Juneteenth Pageant. Listen to live music from Jazzy Ash & The Leapin’ Lizards, Dwayne Hodges from 10 of Soul, the QC Temptations and more!

The annual Juneteenth festival’s mission is to educate and promote the historical significance of the holiday. Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas. This festival will commemorate the end of slavery in America and educate the community on the history of African Americans.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/418935601996064/.

Do not miss this educational, celebratory, family-friendly, fun-filled day!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.