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Juneteenth National Independence Day (June 19) commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, where on that date in 1865, in the aftermath of the Civil War, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

In 2021, Juneteenth was established as a federal holiday. That same year, it was established as an Oregon state holiday. (Juneteenth is observed on Wednesday, June 19, and some businesses may be closed.)

Many communities throughout the state will have events commemorating this historic holiday.

June 8, 2024

Juneteenth Celebration | Jerry Willey Plaza | Hillsboro | 12-6:30 p.m. | FREE
Presented by Pardio Fitness, Hillsboro’s Juneteenth celebration will feature a festive day with food, music, art, vendors, inspiring speakers and more to honor the legacy of Juneteenth and showcase a diverse range of local Black-owned businesses.

June 15

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration | Cook Park, Shelter 2 | Tigard | 3-6 p.m. | FREE
The city of Tigard will hold its 3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration at Cook Park, where it will celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made and to recognize the accomplishments they have made through determination, perseverance and greater opportunity, and to acknowledge that the struggle for equality continues.

Support Tualatin Valley’s Black-Owned Businesses

Can’t make the Juneteenth event? You can support Tualatin Valley’s Black-owned businesses year-round.


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