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Juneteenth

This guide holds information on Juneteenth and the Ellensburg Juneteenth Celebration

The City of Ellensburg will gather to celebrate Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in 1865. Join us in honoring the African American history, culture, and contributions to our community. This year's event is packed with enriching cultural programming and community engagement opportunities throughout the month of June, culminating in a day of celebration on June 19th. All residents and visitors alike are invited to join in the festivities and educational programs that honor the past and embrace the unity and strength of our Ellensburg community.

Month-Long Activities
CWU Archives and Special Collections will be hosting an exhibit on Juneteenth on the second floor of the James E. Brooks Library.
CWU Libraries will have a curated Juneteenth book display on the first floor of the James E. Brooks Library.
The Kittitas County Historical Museum will be hosting a Juneteenth exhibit.
Juneteenth Day: June 19th, 2024
Event Time & Location

The Kittitas County Historical Museum will be offering programming dedicated to Juneteenth and will also be showcasing the history and culture of African Americans in Kittitas County. Special flyers with a map of Ellensburg highlighting sites of significance to the Black community will be available to visitors.

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

114 E. 3rd Ave. Ellensburg, WA 98926

Enjoy musical performances hosted by Black Grenade Entertainment as we kick off celebrations at the Red Pickle. A Juneteenth speaking program featuring local dignitaries and community leaders will also take place.

Afterwards, enjoy this year's first Ellensburg Summer Night Market as you peruse handcrafted treasures, savor delicious bites, and dance to live music all along Pine Street!

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

301 N Pine St. Ellensburg, WA 98926

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