Santa Cruz Juneteenth Celebration

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Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA

Come acknowledge the Emancipation Proclamation on June 16th at Laurel Park behind the Louden Nelson Community Center.

This year's performers include: * Rich Tycoon * Joint Chiefs - Funk & Soul * Gregory Speed - Spoken Word * Lee Earl - The Everyday Dude * Michelle Miracle - Classical Soloist * Brett Taylor (MC) * Live DJ Mai Girl * Fitness session with Trenise Pot * Santa Cruz County Clerk of Elections Gail Pellerin

Also performing; * DLabrie * 3-Headed Dragon/3HD (Maq Steez🔹YDMC🔹Madman)

Enjoy delicious soul food, arts & crafts, basketball skills contest and the annual sack race!

Basketball Skills Contest - SC High basketball coach, Stan White II along with Parks and Recreation staff will lead kids 17 and under for fun basketball skill-oriented games. Prizes will be provided by the Santa Cruz Warriors!

• 3-Point Shoot Out • Skills Challenge • Shot Competition Sign up at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Center Street or for more information call 831-420-6177.

On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 150 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.