About us

Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery and the emancipation of African American slaves. Juneteenth commemorates when U.S. soldiers brought word of President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation to Galveston, Texas, two years after it was issued. It is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. In Oregon, Juneteenth OR Celebration was founded 45 years ago by the late and beloved community leader Clara Peoples. The celebration starts with a parade, followed by the festivities which include live music, art, food, educational booths, cultural booths, and a children’s play area.

Juneteenth Or. is seeking sponsorship at all levels. If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please email: info@juneteenthor.com or call: (503) 267-4686.


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Be a Volunteer

Volunteering for Juneteenth OR is a great experience! There are multiple ways in which you can volunteer, including the information booth, kid’s area, merchandise, clean up, etc. If you or your group would like to volunteer, please complete the application below.

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Be a Vendor

As a Juneteenth OR vendor, you have a great opportunity to market your product and/or services to your community. Get the exposure you desire and grow your client base by supporting unity in our community and becoming a vendor today. Download vendor form below.

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Be a part of the parade

As a parade participate you will have the opportunity to gain exposure during the Clara Peoples Freedom Parade that marches down Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to the festival site. Participation is free. Download parade application below.