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Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Springboro’s Juneteenth Jubilee: Celebrating Our Shared History and Freedom
The Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee is a family-friendly community celebration being held on June 18, 2022, 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.
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.
SIX UNIQUE VENUES ALL CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH
Enjoy fun for the entire family as you celebrate the Springboro Juneteenth Jubilee at six unique venues across the city the weekend of Juneteenth. Attend all six or choose your favorites. On Saturday, a shuttle will be available to take you to each location. Enjoy music and live performances at North Park, explore sites of the Underground Railroad, bicycle in our Freedom Ride, or sign up for our 3-on-3 basketball tournament.
NORTH PARK AMPHITHEATER
Experience live music & performances, local vendors, food trucks, giveaways and more! The party begins at 12 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. Join us at the North Park Amphitheater at 195 Tamarack Trail, Springboro, OH 45066. Musical performances by:
Big Gil Blues
Deron Bell Band
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 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for visitors while the tours take place throughout the city. Visitors can get their map for the tour directly at the Springboro Area Museum located at 110 S. Main St. Springboro, OH 45066. Visitors will also be able to catch a shuttle to the museum from our two other venue locations.
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 8:00 a.m. Between games, players are invited to take the shuttle to go experience the other two venues during the festival. USE Code EarlyBird2022 by May 30th for 50% off registration.
Up to 14 divisions* | Over 200 games | Live DJ | Food trucks | Trophy Prizes | Bragging Rights | and more! *Divisions have the potential to be combined or collapsed depending on registration.
Take part in a day of cycling for freedom, co-hosted by our friends at the MLK Coalition of Lebanon, Ohio. Cycle from Lebanon to Springboro, Ohio, and then join us for other festivities happening around the city that day.
Early Bird Registration (April 24 – May 31)
Adults (18 and over) $25.00
Youth ages (17 and younger) $10.00
Regular Registration (June 1 – 17)
Adults (18 and over) $30.00
Youth ages (17 and younger) $15.00
Day of Registration (June 18)
Adults (18 and over) $35.00
Youth ages (17 and younger) $20.00