Jacksonville Emancipation Celebration at James Weldon Johnson Park

  • When: Saturday, May 21, 2022,  4:00 pm -  9:00 pm
  • Location: James Weldon Johnson Park: 135 W. Monroe St. Jacksonville, FL 32202
  • Cost: Free

Councilwoman Ju’Coby Pittman, James Weldon Johnson Park and the City of Jacksonville are excited to announce the return of Jacksonville Emancipation Celebration following last year’s successful event. The festival will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in an effort to educate the community about the historical significance of Florida’s observed Emancipation Day.

Jacksonville’s Emancipation Celebration will feature local African American food trucks and vendors, live performances from Jacksonville’s best musicians, dancers and poets, fun activities for the kids. Local historical organizations will also lend their expertise to weave educational stories throughout the performances and activities. The festival will begin at 4 p.m. and close out at 9 p.m. at James Weldon Johnson Park.


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