LeClaire Park will be transformed into a Juneteenth Festival this weekend!

Come celebrate Juneteenth at LeClaire Park (400 W Beiderbecke Dr. Davenport) this Saturday Jun 16 from 11:45 a.m. – 7 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, the 2nd Annual Miss Juneteenth Pageant, a youth showcase and so much 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/188344121995783/.

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

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics for QuadCities.com.