Guide: Juneteenth events and celebrations throughout Connecticut

Saturday, June 19 marks Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. After the Emancipation Proclamation declared all slaves free in 1862, the news took time to travel. June 19, 1865, is the date when word of the proclamation reached enslaved African Americans in Texas.
Here are events around Connecticut to mark the date.

June 18

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony
Where: Town Hall, Stratford
Time: 9 a.m.
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June 19

City of Hartford Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Trinity Street, Hartford
Time: 3-5 p.m.
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Juneteenth Festival 2021
Where: Logan Street, Bridgeport
Time: 12-6 p.m.
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2021 Juneteenth Virtual Celebration
Where: Virtual
Time: 6:30 p.m.
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African American Cultural Center at Yale Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven
Time: 2-6 p.m.
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1st Annual Juneteenth "Liberation Day" Festival
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, Middletown
Time: 1-6 p.m.
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Juneteenth Celebration Concert
Where: Norwalk
Time: 12-2:30 p.m.
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