Edina, Minn., June 8, 2022 – The City of Edina will host a Juneteenth celebration 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Centennial Lakes Park, 7499 France Ave. S.
The family-friendly celebration will feature both entertainment and education, including live music and readings, activities for children and book giveaways.
Juneteenth, which commemorates ending the enslavement of African-American people in the United States, became a federal holiday in 2021 and is a City holiday in Edina.
Live music performances will be on the Maetzold Amphitheatre stage. The event will be kicked off by a reading at 11 a.m., followed by these performers: Carolyne Naomi, Tre. Charles, 4 Tones,
and 29:11 International Exchange.
Noted watercolor artist Arianne Zager will create a mural on the pathway between Hughes Pavilion and the amphitheater during the event.
Readings about the importance of Juneteenth will be performed at the top of every hour at the amphitheater and every half-hour along the pathway.
A variety of food vendors will be at the event outside Hughes Pavilion.
Admission and all activities are free except the food vendors.
Centennial Lakes Park’s summer activities, including the putting courses and paddle boats, will be open during the event. Regular fees apply.
For more information about the Juneteenth event, contact Community Engagement Manager MJ Lamon at 952-826-0360 or MLamon@EdinaMN.gov. For more about the venue, visit CentennialLakesPark.com.