Juneteenth events on tap for the weekend
A series of celebrations to mark the day of emancipation for enslaved people will include a remembrance of the Rosewood massacre
By Beth Kassab
Celebrations of the federal Juneteenth holiday will kick-off in Winter Park on Thursday with the 5th Annual Hannibal Square Community Land Trust Juneteenth Roundtable Discussion on Race, Housing and Health.
The event will take place at the Winter Park Events Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. To register go to hannibalsquareclt.org/juneteenth-2023.
On Saturday, residents will have multiple events to choose from including a free Father’s Day breakfast and “Remembering Rosewood,” a program curated by Barbara Chandler in partnership with the Hannibal Square Heritage Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Winter Park Community Center & Shady Park. For a full schedule of events and more information click here.
Then on Saturday evening the Equity Council and the city’s Parks & Recreation Department will put on A Night Under the Stars: Jazz & Jubilee at Shady Park from 5 to 10 p.m.
Finally, the Winter Park Library will host multiple programs related to Juneteenth. For a full calendar or to reserve a seat at an event click here.
The federal holiday will be officially observed on Monday, June 19.