Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19 and also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the last state, Texas, in 1865.
The One Love-One Community Foundation is inviting the public to a free family fun day and health fair, 5 p.m.-11 p.m. at Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.
The foundation has organized a free concert, gospel show, fashion shows, spoken word performances, a Youth Talent Hour, dance performances, capoeira demonstrations and more.
Performances will include the world famous “Ike & Val Woods,” and Tony Wilson, “The Young James Brown.”
Local talent performances include the soulful Kendra Williams, reggae artist Cory Baker, church choirs, Sean's Dance Factory, FBI/Dream Team Dancers, and Fashion Shows by the KG & Kruise Models hosted by MC Salusa & Dj TriStarr Intl.
The organizers promise great food, vendors and a great fun area (5 p.m.-8 p.m) for the kids provided by the Florida Panthers Hockey Team.
In addition, free health tests and screenings will be offered, as well as free immunizations for children (2 months-12th grade), 5 p.m-8 p.m.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: 3rd Annual Healthy & Free Juneteenth Celebration & Tribute to Black Music Month
WHEN: Saturday June 16, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
WHERE: Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
COST: Free and open to the public
CONTACT: Call 561-243-7922