The City of Daytona’s annual Juneteenth Family Festival
The City of Daytona’s annual Juneteenth Family Festival is the place to be Saturday, June 16th! From 11 am to 7 pm at Cypress Park and Midtown Community Center experience cultural awareness, education and a whole lot of fun! Admission is FREE! We hear a rock climbing wall is in order along with a petting zoo, pony rides, and lots of free swimming. Of course the festival would not be complete without the mouth-watering pound cake contest….. The festival will be the first chance for the community to tour the new $4.5 million Midtown Cultural and Educational Center.
If your Daytona Beach history isn’t as impeccable as your taste for excellent ocean front beach condo rentals (hint hint), here you go: Juneteenth is a celebration which commemorates the day when Union soldiers arrived into Galveston, Texas and announced the end of the Civil War. When announced, a general order was read out loud that freed the quarter-million slaves residing in the state. It came 2-1/2 years after slaves had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation which was signed by President Abraham Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862 and went into effect on Jan. 1, 1863. Read more >>
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