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Rolesville Freedom In The Park

Rolesville Freedom In The Park, Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2024
Mill Bridge Nature Park (425 Nature Park Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587)
10:00 aM - 2:00 PM

Join us at Mill Bridge Nature Park to celebrate Juneteenth with live performances, educational information, family activities, great food, and local businesses! 

JaShaun Peele Saxophonist
Cymone Gee Spoken Word
DL Zene Singer/Songwriter
Eugene Taylor Drummer
Tish SongBird Singer/Songwriter
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Vendor Application

We are looking for food vendors and local businesses. If you are interested in being a vendor at the 2024 Rolesville Freedom At The Park, Juneteenth Celebration please fill out the vendor application below.

The Vendor Application will be open from April 15, 2024 - May 3, 2024

Vendor Application

If you have any questions please contact the Special Events Coordinator at 919-554-6582.

Juneteenth History

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. A combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates Union Major General Gordon Granger’s reading of the ‘General Order Number 3’ in the City of Galveston, Texas freeing enslaved people on June 19, 1865. The reading of ‘General Order Number 3’ came 2 and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln enacted the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. News and enforcement of the proclamation had been slow to reach remote areas of the United States. 

Today, Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom and achievement, while encouraging continuous self-development and respect for all cultures.

General Granger’s 'General Order Number 3' began with:

"The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired laborer."


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