Juneteenth in Jonesboro - Parade and festivities

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 6:00am to Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 6:00pm

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, June 16th
Juneteenth Kick-Off:   meet and greet / Black business pop-up shop
Where:  Legends BBQ Smokehouse and Lounge,  1025 W. Johnson Avenue, Jonesboro
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
Friday, June 17th
Community Worship Service
Where:  Fisher Street COGIC International,  125 North Fisher Street, Jonesboro
When:  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
Saturday, June 18th 
 
1st ever Juneteenth Parade!!
Where:  Starting / ending at the E. Boone Watson Center
When:  11:00 a.m.
     Come celebrate with KLEK 102.5 as we host the 1st ever Juneteenth in Jonesboro Parade.  The parade will feature black beauty queens, local businesses and organizations as well as The Central High School band from West Helena, Arkansas
 
***** Parade Route*****
The parade will start and end at the historic E. Boone Watson Community Center and will travel up North Patrick Street.  From Patrick it will go west onto Creath Avenue.  From Creath it will go South on to Church Street.  While on Church it will go past the Arvest Bank Grand Stand that will be located at Rotary Park.  After going by the Grandstand we will go east onto Monroe and from Monroe back up to the E. Boone Watson Center.
Once the parade has ended, we invite everyone to participate in the other Juneteenth activies throughout the day.
 
Red Cross Sickle Cell Awareness Blood Drive
Where:  Parker Park,  1506 North Church Street
When:  12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 
Sunday, June 19th
Juneteenth conclusion
Reading of Juneteenth Proclamation
Where:  1411 Franklin Street, Jonesboro
When:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.