Organizers gear up for Juneteenth Pop Up event in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Families will be able to enjoy food, live music and games at a June 19 event next weekend.

The 2nd annual Juneteenth Pop Up is set to kick off Sunday, June 19 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Grand Rapids. The event is free to the public and will run from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Event organizer Britney Sylvester said after a successful event last year, she has partnered with the city to organize this year’s event. She says Juneteenth, the holiday marking the day the last slaves in Galveston, Texas, were told of their freedom, is an important part of black history.

More information about the event can be found on the King Park Neighbor Page on Facebook.

A complete list of June 19 events taking place in West Michigan is available here.

For the full conversation with Britney Sylvesterwatch the video in the player above.

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