Join the Cobb NAACP and city of Marietta for the 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration June 15 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on the Marietta Square. The event includes family activities, food, entertainment, music and history.
Jazz concert on the Square
In addition to the Juneteenth celebration, you can enjoy a free jazz concert on the Square June 14 from 7-11 p.m. The event will feature jazz, R & B and spoken word. Alcohol and littering are not permitted at the jazz concert.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth, or June 19, 1865, is considered the date the last slaves in America were freed. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation did not come until General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas, and issued General Order No. 3 on June 19, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
Popular city market temporarily moves to Mill Street Saturday, June 15
The Marietta Square Farmers Market, usually held along North Park Square, will temporarily relocate to Mill Street Saturday, June 15 to make room for the Juneteenth celebration. The popular city market will return to North Park Square Saturday, June 22. The market takes place every Saturday – rain or shine – from 9 a.m.-noon.
More info about Juneteenth: Cobb NAACP, 770-425-5757