Submitted by the Public Information Officer
Niagara County Legislator Jeffrey Elder today announced the schedule of events for celebrating Juneteenth in the City of Niagara Falls on Monday, June 19. Elder is co-chairing the Juneteenth organizing committee.
“Juneteenth is an opportunity to get our community together to celebrate and commemorate this historic event,” Elder said. “As co-chairman, I wanted to create a festival that promotes unity through a series of fun activities.”
Elder said the events, which will occur at City Hall and Legend’s Park, include:
√ Basketball tournament 10 am, Legend’s Park
√ Flag-raising 11 am, City Hall
√ Parade on Main Street, noon, from City Hall to Legend’s Park
√ Festival, including live performances, free food, vendors, 1-8 p.m. at Legends Park
"I want to thank everyone who has worked hard to put what I believe will be a tremendous celebration together, and I urge one and all come out and enjoy the 2023 Niagara Juneteenth Festival,” Elder said.