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Elmira Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A community event filled with artists and crafters, celebrating the spirit of Juneteenth! Each year features demonstrations of poetry, dance and other talents from a variety of cultures, many of which include audience participation.
Juneteenth, the oldest known African-American celebration in the U.S., commemorates the final emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865. The spirit of Juneteenth encompasses self-improvement, family, and economic unity. The Elmira Juneteenth Celebration takes place annually and provides the opportunity for local artisans to showcase their talents to a diverse population and for local organizations and service to providers to disseminate information to their community.