2022 Juneteenth Freedom Festival

Join us for three days of festivities, to celebrate the history of African Americans and Juneteenth!

Thursday- Black Excellence Awards

Experience an evening of fine dining, music and entertainment, as we celebrate our community leaders for their accomplishments in Healthcare, Community Service, Justice, Music and Education. The 2022 High School Senior Scholarship Recipients will be recognized and awarded their scholarships.

The 2022 Juneteenth Queens will be presented!

This year’s Black Excellence Awards Banquet will take place at the Calcasieu Marine Bank, located at 844 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.
Friday- An Evening at the Cotton Club
Step back in time to music and dancing of the Cotton Club era. Get dressed in your best 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s attire.
Music featuring Jarvis Jacobs and the Gents & Songstress Leah NiCollette.
This event will take place at the Paramount Room, located at 822 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601.
Saturday- Free Dental Day Clinic & Juneteenth Closing Celebration

8:00am-noon: Free Dental Day will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at SWLA Center for Health Services, located at 2000 Opelousas Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601. LIMITED DENTAL SERVICES will be provided to the first 100 people!

3:00pm-til Enjoy a day filled with activities held at the Lake Charles Amphitheatre, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive Lake Charles, LA 70601.
Local vendors from all around the region will be selling art, music, clothing, jewelry, etc. Food trucks, with some of the areas best cuisine, will be on site.
From snow cones, face paintings, a movie under the stars and fireworks, this closing celebration will be great day for families to come out and have an amazing time!
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Juneteenth is celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in a reluctant community. Major Gordon Granger and his troops arrived in Galveston Texas, took control of the state and informed all the enslaved people that they were freed two years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln.

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