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Scottsdale’s Juneteenth Freedom Celebration
Date: June 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park Map it
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ

Cost: Free admission.

Contact: Diversity Manager Sharon Cini, 480-312-2727.

Description: The city has partnered with a local group, GenerationBLKlinks to external site, to host a Juneteenth Freedom Celebration. Juneteenth commemorates the abolition of slavery – more specifically the emancipation of enslaved Africans in Texas, who did not receive the news until two years after abolition.  

Expect a relaxed community vibe, a DJ and live music, food from AZ BBQ Shack, snow cones, games, and historical information. Beer permits are available for purchase. Families can bring chairs or a picnic on the lawn. Park amenities feature the Scottsdale Charros merry-go-round and the train ride. Tickets for these rides are $3 per person.  

The Arizona Historical Society published this articlelinks to external site, which provides an overview and some local knowledge about the history of this celebration in the Valley. 


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