Florida Emancipation Celebration

The Florida Emancipation Celebration is a one-day festival celebrating the emancipation of enslaved people in Florida on May 20, 1865. The event includes vendors, performances, activities and educational opportunities for its visitors.


The City of Gainesville’s month-long “Journey to Juneteenth” celebration, from Florida Emancipation Day (May 20) through the widely-recognized Juneteenth holiday (June 19), honors the long and turbulent journey to freedom, while staying true to our history of Florida Emancipation on May 20.


  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM


Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center, 837 SE 7th Ave,, 32601, View Map

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