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Springboro’s Juneteenth Jubilee
June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee is a family-friendly community celebration being held on June 19, 2021, honoring the important day in our nation’s history, June 19, 1865, when we all truly became free. On this day, the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were finally told of their freedom, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery.
On this day, we celebrate our shared history, freedom, and continued commitment to equity and inclusion for all.
The Juneteenth Jubilee will take place across three unique venues in Springboro, Ohio and will include live music and performances, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Underground Railroad tours, local food trucks, prizes, and more! All are welcome!
UNDERGROUND RAILROAD TOURS
Explore real sites of the Underground Railroad. With map in hand, visit 5 unique sites on a self-guided tour where volunteers at each stop will teach you more about how our Quaker ancestors were able to help slaves on their path to freedom. The Springboro Area Museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for visitors while the tours take place throughout the city. Visitors can get their map for the tour at the Springboro Area Museum located at 110 S. Main St. Springboro, OH 45066.
3-ON-3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
A 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all ages from U-12 to 40+. Event will take place at the Coffman YMCA of Greater Dayton at 88 Remick Blvd, Springboro, OH 45066. All games will be played outside, weather permitting, with indoor facilities available, if needed. First game will tip off at 9:00 a.m. Check in will begin at 7:45 a.m.
Up to 14 divisions* | Over 200 games | Live DJ | Food trucks | Trophy Prizes | Bragging Rights | and more!
Early Bird registration will open April 5, 2021. USE CODE: EarlyBird2021
*Divisions have the potential to be combined or collapsed depending on registration.
WHY JUNETEENTH IN SPRINGBORO?
Springboro is a significant landmark in the history of the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement. Our founding Quaker community played a major role as a safe harbor for slaves paving the way for freedom for Black Americans.