Lansdowne’s annual Juneteenth Liberation Day celebration on Saturday was an opportunity for businesses, artists and organizations to share their offerings while celebrating the spirit and multicultural heritage of Juneteenth through crafts, music and live performances, according to Lansdowne Today.

Miss Junior Juneteenth Meliha Simmons, left, with Nia Bullock. Miss Juneteenth 2023 at the Lansdowne celebration.. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)
Miss Junior Juneteenth Meliha Simmons, left, with Nia Bullock, Miss Juneteenth 2023 at the Lansdowne celebration. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)

The day began with a flag-raising and there was singing and keynote speakers on the borough green. That was followed by the Jubilee event and Marketplace in The Landing.

There were vendors at the Juneteenth Marketplace in Lansdowne, including Kevin's Fire Sauce. Kevin's checking the quality of his product with his wife, Jackie. Last names were not supplied. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)
There were vendors at the Juneteenth Marketplace in Lansdowne, including Kevin’s Fire Sauce. Kevin’s checking the quality of his product with his wife, Jackie. Last names were not supplied. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)
The celebration's cake was provided by Kia's Cakes. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)
The celebration’s cake was provided by Kia’s Cakes. (COURTESY OF STEVEN WEISZ)