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Juneteenth 2024

The Greater Fairbanks Branch of NAACP will host its annual community-wide Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 15, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at Bernice Allridge Park. The annual community-wide celebration includes free food and entertainment. There will be vendors and community organizations at the event. Juneteenth is a family-friendly celebration with children’s activities. 


Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is also known as Emancipation Day, Freedom Day, or Jubilee Day. We use the date of June 19, 1865, to mark when the last enslaved African Americans in Texas were informed of their freedom by Union soldiers, two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln.


Juneteenth is a celebration of freedom, culture, and resilience for the African American community and a reminder of the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality. Juneteenth is observed in Fairbanks by people of all races, nationalities, and religions. It is recognized that honoring the experiences of others leads to significant improvements in our society.

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Volunteer Sign-up

We can use volunteers to set-up vendor tables and canopies at Bernice Allridge Park, help with children's games and crafts, help at our welcome table, and help clean-up after the event. Please take a look at our sign-up sheet!

Vendor Sign-up     CLOSED

Vendor spaces are $40 after June 3 and come with a table and chair, but you could provide your own if you prefer. Please take a look at our sign-up sheet!


For Juneteenth questions, please email the branch at or call Carlene Tillery at 907-388-4526.

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