Join us for a family-friendly day of celebration to commemorate "Juneteenth," the day in our history when we all truly became free—June 19,1865.
Enjoy fun for the entire family as you celebrate Juneteenth in Springboro at seven unique venues across the city the weekend of June 17-18th. Attend all seven or choose your favorites. On Saturday, a shuttle will be available to take you to each location. Enjoy music and live performances at North Park, explore sites of the Underground Railroad, bicycle in our Freedom Ride, or sign up for our 3-on-3 basketball tournament. You can also take part in engaging community discussions or enjoy a special night of Jazz. All celebrating our shared history and Freedom.
The Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee is a family-friendly community celebration honoring the important day in our nation's history, June 19, 1865, when we all truly became free. On this day, the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally told of their freedom, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery. On this day, we celebrate our shared history, freedom, and continued commitment to equity and inclusion for all.
WHY JUNETEENTH IN SPRINGBORO?
Springboro is a significant landmark in the history of the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement. Our founding Quaker community played a major role as a safe harbor for slaves paving the way for freedom for Black Americans.
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