Happy Juneteenth weekend! The Central Area Chamber of Commerce has a weekend of fun planned at Pratt Park to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves after the civil war.
Here’s what you can get out of the house and check out this weekend:
Friday at noon: The 3-day Juneteenth Freedom Festival gets kicked off at Pratt Park with Youth Day, with hip-hop and spoken word performances, Obama look-alike contests, and the crowning of the Juneteenth Queen.
Friday at 2:30pm: Got a kid looking for a summer job? There’s a big job fair at the Garfield Teen Life Center, organized by Seattle Parks and the Urban League. There’s also a BBQ and basketball and dance contests that start at 5:00pm
Saturday at noon: The second day of Juneteenth starts with a parade up 23rd from Garfield to Pratt Park. Then the festival scene at the park will have rhythm & blues, soul, spoken word, and a variety of speakers.
Saturday at 4:30pm: How about a good cause and some tasty drinks? The Bottleneck (a CDNews Sponsor) is hosting a benefit for Jack the Stoner Dog, to offset the $1500 vet bill he ran up after eating a stash of pot at Seward Park.
Sunday at noon: Join neighbors for a BBQ and opening celebration of the art project The Corner at 23rd & Union.
Sunday at noon: The final day of Juneteenth closes out, appropriately enough, with “Church Day” at Pratt Park
Sunday at 7:30pm: Show off your big brain at Gay Pride Trivia Night at The Bottleneck, hosted by Scott & Lance and benefitting Three Dollar Bill Cinema.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Need some laughs? The “What The Hell did I Just Watch?!?” comedy video festival is playing at Central Cinema (CDNews sponsors) at 7:00pm, 8:45pm, and 10:30pm each night.
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