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Juneteenth Celebrations in Lancaster City

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863, it was not until June 19, 1865 when slavery officially came to an end as word of emancipation reached Texas. To learn more about Juneteenth visit

This year, many Lancaster City organizations, restaurants, and businesses are hosting events in honor of Juneteenth. Below is a list of Lancaster events celebrating Juneteenth from Friday, June 19th to Sunday, June 21st.



  • Juneteenth Garage and Food Sale (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) Hosted by Sarah Vu and the Lancaster Asian community
  • All Are Welcome Celebration (11:00 am – 6:00 pm) Hosted by the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition and Xulbo – Rescheduled to June 27th!
  • Bakers Against Racism Bake Sale (2:00 – 5:00 pm) Hosted by Kristen Richards and Front Porch Baking Co.
  • Food Industry Fundraiser (5% of proceeds go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund)
    • Participating Lancaster City Restaurants:
      • Annie Bailey’s
      • Commonwealth on Queen
      • Decades
      • The Fridge
      • Horse Inn
      • Issei Noodle
      • Max’s Eatery
      • Quip’s Pub
      • Rachel’s Café and Creperie
      • Route 66
      • Splits and Giggles Cafe
      • Square One Coffee
      • Stoll and Wolfe
      • Walk-O Taco Food Truck


We encourage those in Lancaster City and beyond to join the celebration of Juneteenth whether it’s at one of these Lancaster events or in your own community. If you plan to go out, please remember to social distance and wear a mask or face-covering when in close contact with others.

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