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CITY OF PORT WENTWORTH TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION – JUNE 21, 2024

PORT WENTWORTH, GA – June 3, 2024 – The City of Port Wentworth is slated to host its second annual Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 21. The event will be held from 5-9 p.m. at Port Wentworth City Hall, 7224 GA Highway 21, Port Wentworth, GA 31407. This celebratory event is free and open to the public and will feature a fun-filled evening for the whole family, culminating in a special performance by the Block Party Experience at 6:30 p.m. The Block Party Experience is a young and diverse Atlanta-based party and event band. 

Founder of the City of Port Wentworth’s Juneteenth celebration, Councilmen Rufus Bright commented, “It is gratifying to see the continued growth and success of our city’s Juneteenth celebration. Celebrating this significant milestone for the American people by bringing together the diverse population who choose Port Wentworth as their home demonstrates the vibrancy of our community.”  

Other attractions include a scavenger hunt, African drumming and dancing, plus a children’s play area in addition to a variety of food and other vendors. Guest speakers including Senator Derrick Mallow, Representative Carl Gilliard, Retired State Representative Rahn Mayo, and Retired State Representative Melvin Everson will kick off the celebrations and reflect on the importance of Juneteenth, which was established as a federal holiday in 2020 to mark the end of slavery on June 19, 1865.  

“The City of Port Wentworth is excited to present our second annual Juneteenth event to kick off the weekend on June 21,” said Gabrielle Nelson, Mayor Pro-Tem. “I encourage everyone in our community to join us to enjoy an evening of unity and celebration.”   

There is still availability for vendors to participate for a $50 fee. There is no cost for food truck vendors. Vendors must register by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 14. To request a vendor packet, please call 912-964-4379 

For more information about the City of Port Wentworth please visit www.portwentworthga.gov  

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