Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration that commemorates the June 19th, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in the United States of America. The Iowa Juneteenth Observance has been in existence for 29 years, and was founded by Gary Lawson in 1990. On April 11, 2002 the Iowa Juneteenth holiday was made an official holiday. For more information about Juneteenth, click here.
Here's a list of Juneteenth events in Iowa. Know of a Juneteenth event that isn't listed? Let us know about it!