The "Juneteenth" Celebration is set for June 19th through the 23rd in downtown Hannibal.  Here are some of the highlights of what you can expect:

  • June 19 - The kick-off of the celebration with youth activities ages five through 13 at the Spratt Theater, 101 N. Main starting at 5pm
  • June 20 - Freedom Celebration Community Prayer Day with all local churches invited to participate
  • June 21 - "Music Under The Stars" sponsored by the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum featuring the Church Sisters in front of the Samuel Clemens Boyhood Home
  • June 22 - An educational presentation "It Didn't Come Easy" held at the Hannibal History Museum Building, 217 N. Main St starting at 6pm
  • June 22 - Community Game Night and Motown music with dancing in the street at the Y Men's Pavilion from 5p to 10p
  • June 23 - Family picnic featuring specialty food vendors, a Gospel concert, entertainment and children's activities at the Y Men's Pavilion, 100 Hill Street from 11a til 10p
  • June 23 - H.O.R.S.E. Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Hannibal Parks and Recreation at the Norfolk & Southern Multi-sports Complex, registration at 8:30am, play starts at 9:30am
  • June 23 - Workshop on researching ancestors military records, led by Becky Grady, author of "Freedom's Forty-Eight: USCT of Woodlawn Cemetery" at the Hannibal History Museum Building, 217 N. Main starting at 5pm