There will be at least two new things this year: Well have a green area promoting urban sustainability, and well also have a Father celebration sponsored by the Fathers Show Resource Program, notes Juneteenth spokeswoman Hanifah Chiku. Were always celebrating mothers and women, and thats all great, but what about the fathers? In acknowledgment of good fathering in the community, a Father of the Year award chosen from a pile of nominations submitted by the public will be announced during the fest.
As tradition demands, a culture parade beginning at Manual High School, 2800 Williams Street, kicks things off at 9 a.m. as it winds through northeast Denver to the festival grounds, where Juneteenth keeps it pumped up until 6 p.m.; for details, visit www.denverjuneteenth.org.
Sat., June 19, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 2010