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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — For more than 150 years, June 19 has been a day to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States.

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Communities across the country will be marking the day when in 1865 slaves in Texas learned that they, and all other slaves in the U.S., had been granted freedom.

And Central Florida is no exception.

1887 Juneteenth Weekend Celebration in Eatonville

  • Date: June 14- 19
  • Location: 307 East Kennedy Blvd, Eatonville

The Town of Eatonville invites community members to learn about Juneteenth’s significance and celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history.

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4th Annual Facets of Freedom: A Celebration of Juneteenth

  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Orlando Family Stage, 1001 E. Princeton St., Orlando

The art event will have musical performances, dance, and spoken word that showcase the history of African American artistry.

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Orange County Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Third Annual Juneteenth Celebration

  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Location: Orange County Multicultural Center, 7149 West Colonial Drive, Orlando.

Residents are invited to join Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative. The event is free to the public and will showcase the progression of African American culture through song, dance, cultural artifacts, and education.

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Juneteenth Concert in Longwood

  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Location: 200 W Warren Avenue

The City of Longwood announced its third annual Juneteenth celebration at the Longwood Community Building. There will be live music by Silkee Smoove Band, complimentary small bites by Icing on Top LLC., and vendors.

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Juneteenth Celebration at Citrus Club

  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: 200 W Warren Avenue

The Citrus Club will be hosting a “Know Your Place” screening. The event will have an open bar and small bite prior to the film, as well as a post-film discussion with Attorney Michael Moore.

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