Upper Marlboro Juneteenth Event
Upper Marlboro Juneteenth Event: Sat June 19th
The Town of Upper Marlboro is excited to partner with the Marlboro Boys and Girls Club and Our Tin to host an Upper Marlboro area #Juneteenth event on Saturday June 19th. The day will include an outdoor festival event (proceeds benefit Marlboro Boys & Girls Club) and a FREE outdoor movie sponsored by the Town of Upper Marlboro.
4pm-8pm: Festival (paid admission to support MBGC)
830pm-1030pm: FREE Outdoor Movie- Roll Bounce (PG-13)
Location: Sasscer Recreational Fields 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../juneteenth-festival...
Background on Juneteenth:
On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteeth -- a combination of June and 19 -- for over 150 years. More information on Juneteenth visit: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth