The City of Olympia is partnering with local community organizations to celebrate Juneteenth on Saturday, June 19, from 1-5 pm at the Fertile Grounds garden, 311 9th Ave. SE, near the Olympia Timberland Library. On Tuesday, June 9, the Olympia City Council proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth in the City of Olympia.
The Juneteenth celebration, called Omo Africa, is hosted by the Women of Color in Leadership Movement, the Hawk Foundation for Research and Education in African Culture, and Media Island International in partnership with the City of Olympia.
The family-friendly event will include live music, performances and food vendors — come hungry and ready to celebrate!
**Thurston County is currently in Phase 3 of the healthy recovery plan. Please be prepared to wear a mask, observe social distancing, and limit the crowd to 70 people. Please stay home if you are feeling ill.**