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Juneteenth celebrations have extra joy, meaning this year

All Americans now celebrate the end of slavery, as Juneteenth – June 19 – becomes the newest national holiday. And with the dwindling of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic here and the easing of public safety restrictions, people are revving up the revelry.

Here are some of the area events honoring this day of freedom:

Juneteenth Caribbean Heritage Walkathon– Forest Park, starts at 7 a.m.

Alton Juneteenth celebration – Killian Park, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Juneteenth Freedom Weekend– Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel, beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Juneteenth Make Music Weekend– Delmar Loop

Juneteenth “On Their Shoulders”– noon-1:30 p.m.

Al Fresco Juneteenth at the National Blues Museum– 11:30 a.m.- 8:30 p.m.

Juneteenth Community Ride – Bike ride starts at 9 a.m.

“Show Me” Juneteenth STL– Harris- Stowe State University 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration at the Foundry STL – noon – 10 p.m.

Juneteenth Open House at Black Joy Rest – 10 a.m.- 10 p.m.

Metro East St. Louis Community Initiative 5K – East St. Louis City Hall 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Shelter the Wellston Loop – 1414 Hodiamont noon- 3:00 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration at House of Soul – 1204 Washington Ave. 2 – 6 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair – 140 14th Street in Old North, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Juneteenth Cookout – Fairground Park 4 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration- Bellefontaine Recreation Center 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration Freedom March- Delmar and Hamilton at noon

Juneteenth Celebration– hosted by Bi-State Development, Illinois bus garage 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration- Northwest High School Alumni– 6 p.m.

Games, , music, prizes and tips for mental and financial health- JC Supper Club -11 a.m.-3 p.m. June 19

Juneteenth Worship Service – Third Baptist Church 11 a.m. Jun. 20

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