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Parade and park festival celebrate Juneteenth

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by Tai Moses

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day, is the annual holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States. The Austin Independent School District is marking the occasion by participating in a day of revelry that includes the annual Juneteenth Historical Parade, a 2K Freedom Run/Walk, a float contest, a marching band, and an all-day festival in the park with lots of family-friendly activities. The 1.4-mile parade route starts at 10 a.m. at Comal Street and East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and proceeds down Chicon Street and Rosewood Avenue to Rosewood Park. All events take place Saturday, June 15. Find the entire schedule of events here. Interested in volunteering to help decorate vehicles? Call (512) 414-9955.

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