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Quincy Juneteenth

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Fri, Jun 14 – Sun, Jun 16, 2024

North 5th St & Maine St, Quincy, IL 62301

Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African-American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday. Join us in Quincy as we celebrate all weekend long with a huge variety

On June 14th, our Juneteenth Community Gala will be held at the Oakley-Lindsay Center of Quincy. We will kick it off with a social hour from 5-6 pm, dinner and program from 6-7pm, and live band starts at 7:30. This year we are delighted to have an awesome energetic band from Memphis, TN known as the PC Band (Perfect Combination).

June 15th will be our annual community Juneteenth Festival at Washington Park in downtown Quincy, from 1 to 8:30 p.m. This will consist of all types of food vendors, local business vendors, informational vendors. We will have a special appearance by the Buffalo Soldiers Biker group from St. Louis and Kansas City chapters. There will be tons of kid’s activities including bounce houses, Petting Zoo, Puttin’ on the Hits, cake walk, and much more.

June 16th VOICES OF JUNETEENTH Celebrating Freedom Community Choir concert will be held at First Baptist Church starting at 2:30 p.m. This wonderful event will feature guest directors Ms. Koretta Sykes and Mr. Marquis Smith.

Places to stay nearby...

The Atrium Hotel on Third


Recently renovated, 144-room hotel in downtown Quincy. Featuring conference rooms, indoor pool & bar in the atrium, and an onsite BBQ restaurant.

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Bel Aire Motel


Free cable and HBO, in-room coffee makers, microwave, refrigerator and non-smoking rooms available. All rooms ground level with affordable rates.

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