The Juneteenth Festival in Daytona Beach is one of the state's longest-running and largest celebrations. New this year, there will be a 5K run/walk and parade.
The inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Day 5K run/walk is at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 17, in the Riverfront Esplanade.
Parade entries are being taken for the Juneteenth Community Parade that starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17. The parade will travel Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard, down Keech Street to George W. Engram Boulevard and end at Cypress Park, the location of the Juneteenth Festival.
The free, all-day festival will feature live music, food vendors, merchandise, sponsor interactive activity booths, dancing, children’s games, educational activities and an annual Pound Cake Contest. In addition, proceeds will help support college scholarships for area youth.
The Juneteenth Hometown Hero awards banquet will be at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, at the Mori Hosseini Student Union at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
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