The 29th Annual Juneteenth celebration is a cultural and entertainment event with art vendors, food vendors, and games for kids. Guest speakers are Patrick Pursley, Kevin Thomas, and State Representative Maurice West.
3:00 pm - 106.3 Talent Show, hoted by Nooney B 4:00 pm - Fligh Jones, Haleaux, Jay Church, Stephanie Goldsmith 4:30 pm - Tina Renee 5:35 pm - DD's House of Modeling presents The Juneteenth Fashion Show 5:55 pm - Awards Presentation 6:00 pm - Dorothy Paige-Turner and the Juneteenth Players 6:30 pm - Gospel - Vonnie, Angelic Movement, Monique, Boyce Hudson 7:00 pm - Duece Jibri, Nooney B, JKims, Ashleye Armelin, Kandrice Jackson, Pair-A-Dice 7:35 pm - James "Big Jim" Wright Tribute Band 8:40 pm - Trip giveaway and raffle winners announced June 19, 1865 - "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and free laborer."
Directions: Sinnissippi Park - 1401 N. Second St., Rockford, IL 61107 - From I-90: Exit at U.S. 20 Business (E. State St.) and follow Business 20 into Rockford. Turn right on IL 251 and follow it north to the From the south: Exit I-39 west on U.S. 20 Bypass to IL 251 (11th St.) Follow IL 251 through town to the entrance to the park on the east side of the street.