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                                                      MONTGOMERY COUNTY JUNETEENTH 2024 EVENT GUIDE

Juneteenth Brief History:


On June 19, 1865, two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln’s historic Emancipation Proclamation, U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that all enslaved people were now free. Granger commanded the Headquarters District of Texas, and his troops had arrived in Galveston the previous day.


General Order No. 3 states: 

“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 personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.”


While the order was critical to expanding freedom to enslaved people, the racist language used in the last sentences foreshadowed that the fight for equal rights would continue.


Juneteenth has been formally celebrated primarily by people in African American communities in Texas since 1866 and later celebrated in other states. Nearly all U.S. states and the District of Columbia currently recognize Juneteenth as an official state holiday or observance. It is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.


On June 16, 2020, Montgomery County announced its adoption of Juneteenth as a County holiday. 

On June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation that made Juneteenth a federal holiday. 



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Saturday, June 8th - 11am 12-4pm


East Norriton


East Norriton ACME (610) 313-5500


25 E Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA, United States, Pennsylvania


Celebrate freedom, food and fellowship with ACME at our Juneteenth event!  Join us on Saturday, 6/8 from 12-4pm at the East Norriton, PA store for:

Festive, fresh and free samples from brands like Michele’s Syrup, Slap Ya Mama, Glory Foods, Nance’s Mustard, Splash Refresher, plus more 

Live music from Tim on Bass Quartet

A guest appearance from Patty Jackson of WDAS (appearing 2-4pm)

Face painting and balloon art for the kids 

Raffles, giveaways, special savings and of course more!

Friday, June 14th - 11am





Pottsgrove Manor

100 W. King St. Pottstown, PA 19464 (610) 326-4014


Juneteenth Celebration: Kids Story-time 


It is a very special story-time at Pottsgrove Manor to celebrate Juneteenth! Join the museum for a story focused on Black history in America and the incredible stories and people who made that history happen. 

Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 6pm - 9:45am


Valley Forge


Valley Forge National Historic Park

2000 Valley Forge Park Rd. King of Prussia, P 19406


Annual Wreath Laying Ceremony - Patriots Of African Descent Monument

Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 6pm




Pottstown Juneteenth Community Celebration


York to Charlotte Streets (Zip Code - 19464)


Saturday, June 15th - 11am - 5pm




Juneteenth Cometh


Meet Author -Cynthia Culbreath, Author of; 

The Olympian Leap, The Life And Legacy of Josh Culbreath


Plains Park 50 W Orvilla Road

Hatfield, PA 19446

Saturday, June 15th - 12pm - 5pm








Juneteenth Old School Block Party 

2741 Woodland Rd. Abington, PA 19001

Saturday, June 16th - 2pm - 6pm



Juneteenth Celebration


200 Bridge Street Phoenixville, PA 19460


This year on Sunday, June 16, between 2 and 6 pm, the Phoenixville Juneteenth Committee (Diversity In Action, Black Light Projects, Orion Communities, The Colonial Theatre, the Phoenixville Community Health Foundation, and Trellis for Tomorrow) has organized a special collection of activities to engage the community and shed light on the importance of African American history in the United States and our community. We will commemorate this important date with historical re-enactors, music, art, dance, drummers, street theater, magic, Soul food, and storytelling. The events will take place on the 200 block of Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

We hope you will join us on June 16th as we continue to celebrate Juneteenth National Freedom Day with excitement and great joy. Please also consider donating as we bring this celebration to downtown Phoenixville to raise awareness, educate our community, and honor local and national African American citizens.

Also, click on this link if you are interested in being a vendor, have an information table or simply want to donate. VENDOR APPLICATION


Tuesday, June 18th 10am – 11am





Juneteenth Flag Raising


Montgomery County Courthouse

2 E. Airy St. Norristown, PA 19401

Wednesday, June 19th  11pm – 5pm



Juneteenth Celebration Of Freedom


Cheltenham High School

500 Rices Mill Rd, Wyncote, PA 19095

Wednesday, June 19th  12pm – 6pm




Juneteenth Jubilee Street Festival


Dekalb & Main Streets (19401)

Saturday, June 19th, 12pm - 4pm


Saturday June, 22nd 12pm - 4pm


Ardmore (Main Line)


Freedom On The Main Line


Vendors should contact 610-642-8966 -

Green Lane


Isaac Smith Park

300 Walnut Street Green Lane, PA 18054

Unity Day

Come join Parents for Inclusion for a day of fun and togetherness at Issac Smith Park. This event is all about celebrating unity in our community. There will be games, food, a live dj, moonbounce, doggy drag show, vendor tables, resource tables , and more. Let's come together to connect and celebrate what makes us unique while also embracing what brings us together. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unite with your neighbors and friends. See you there!


We are looking for Vendors, Resource tables and Volunteers! Please email us at or register below.

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