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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation
Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and is an important occasion for our community to come together to celebrate freedom.

Our Juneteenth celebrations will take place on June 14-19th, 2024 in the Historic Town of Eatonville FL. Our theme this year is “Empowering Resilience, Celebrating Freedom, and Reclaiming our Unity”. Events will feature a Youth STEAM explosion, senior citizen celebration, vendors, entertainment, Father’s Day specials and so much more. This weekend will provide an opportunity for members of our community to learn about the significance of Juneteenth and celebrate the achievements and contributions of African Americans throughout history.


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Youth Day

June 14th Come out and join us as we kick off 1887 Juneteenth Celebration Week with a community event
just for our youth! Bring your skates, scooters and bikes for some fun at our outdoor skating rink at the Scoot, Ride, and Skate Jam

Juneteenth Festival 

June 15th  come out and enjoy live music, delicious food, and exciting activities for the whole family. Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and its importance in American history.

Father’s Day

June 16th We’re excited to have you join us for “Fishing with Father’s” on Sunday morning! This event will be a time to enjoy and honor the father’s in our community with good music, good food, and plenty of
fishing. Bring you lawn chairs, your coolers and your family, and we’ve got the rest!

 Senior Citizen’s Day: The Power Of Flowers

June 17th Show your love to our wise citizens and give them their flowers while they can still appreciate them. Be sure to register the wise citizens you would like to recognize with a gift of flowers and expression of love.

A Journey Towards Freedom

June 18th Join us for our Juneteenth Celebration virtual event, as we embark on a journey through reflections of Juneteenth and its connection to the "Town That Freedom Built". You will hear from National Historians, natives and descendants of Eatonville FL.

Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration

June 19th Get ready to celebrate Juneteenth Freedom Day in Eatonville, FL! We are thrilled to invite you to our Proclamation Observance at the town hall, where we will honor this historic occasion and the oldest Black Township Municipality in the US. Let's come together with excitement and joy to commemorate this important day in our nation's history!

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About Us


The Town of Eatonville FL is the oldest self-governing all-black municipalities in the United States. Incorporated in 1887 and currently still thriving and full of history. 

eSTEAMed Learning, INC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that focuses on increasing active engagement in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). Project-based learning (PBL) among underserved communities to increase their representation in the STEAM industry.


eSTEAMed learning Inc. in collaboration with the Town of Eatonville have come together for our annual Juneteenth celebration. Bringing our communities together and raising awareness of our shared history is our goal. STEAM is conveniently involved in almost everything we touch in today’s virtual world. Combining our history with STEAM education offers a chance for education to take flight.

Meet the Committee

At 1887 Juneteenth Celebration, we have assembled a team of talented individuals from different industries, each with unique expertise and experiences. They are united in their passion to create a memorable celebration that honors the African American history. Together, they are poised to deliver an incredible event that you don't want to miss.

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Tiffany Simmons

Dr Candace Finley

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Ruthi Critton 

Shana Mount


Erin Hopkins

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