24th–28th and Welton Sts., Denver
After dwindling participation and interest effectively killed the longstanding Juneteenth celebration in the historically African American neighborhood of Five Points, the festival was reborn in 2008. A lot has changed in Five Points over the years as the community has been gentrified; much of its intriguing past—soul food restaurants, jazz clubs—is on display in the galleries of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library.
The one-day festival, which celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, includes a parade, live music, and food. The festival takes place in June every year, but the exact date of the event changes annually.
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