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Block Parties and Baseball: Check Out Local Juneteenth Weekend Events

The Evansville Juneteenth Community Block Party has already started at the field off of Culver and Cass Avenue.
Tim Jagielo
The Evansville Juneteenth Community Block Party has already started at the field off of Culver and Cass Avenue.

Block party in Evansville Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Juneteenth Negro League Tribute Baseball game on Saturday, Henderson Event Monday

Junteenth is Monday June 19. It commemorates the day in 1865, when Union Troops arrived in Galveston Texas to inform slaves of African desent that they’d been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier.

Now a national holiday, there are several events this weekend.

Margaret Hairston of Radford Virginia, is helping set up a Juneteenth celebration flag on a large party tent, as the 4th Annual Juneteenth Block Party kicks off on Evansville’s South Side.

Her son Steven Hairston has co-organized the event.

Music is already pumping across the field off of Culver near Cass Avenue, which features food and vendor tents and field games Friday afternoon.

It’s a family-friendly event, running Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday includes fireworks at dusk. Sunday includes a worship service and live music and spoken word performances.

Also on Saturday — The Third Annual Juneteenth Negro League Tribute Baseball game is at 5 p.m. at Bosse Field.

A Juneteenth celebration is being held Monday in Henderson Kentucky from 4-7 p.m. at Central Park off main and Washington streets.

Block Party Event Description

4th Annual Juneteenth Community Block Party Celebration Weekend! June 16-18th

Kick off the Weekend Friday with Curate Sondor's Black Flea Market and Free Community BBQ give back Friday June 16th 1-8pm. Food Trucks Vendors Games Music and Activities for ALL

JOIN us again Saturday for the Community Block Party. This is an all day event starting at 10am and wrapping up with a fireworks display at 8pm

Come worship outside with our guest host church: Greater Hope Church and be blessed by the premier praise team Catalyst and a special word from
Senior Pastor JC Campbell from 11-1pm

*Food and retail vendors Sunday from 12-5pm

Live Performances including Spoken Word Poetry R&B and More from 1-5pm