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Antioch Sesquicentennial: Military Tribute Concert Sunday, July 3 in Rivertown

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

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Be in the Antioch 4th of July Community Parade – free entries still accepted

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Register your free entry by June 30 at https://form.jotform.com/eventsatrivertown/antioch4thofJulyparade2022.

 

 

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East Bay Parks offer Free Park Day for Juneteenth Sunday

Friday, June 17th, 2022

Hike of Celebration and Reflection at Thurgood Marshall Regional Park in Concord

By Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor, East Bay Regional Park District

The Park District is celebrating Juneteenth this year with a Free Park Day in recognition of the date when enslaved Black Americans in Texas were notified of their freedom, two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. While Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to U.S.  General Ulysses S. Grant in April 1865, fighting continued in Texas for nearly two months. On June 2, 1865, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith finally surrendered. A few weeks later, on June 19, U.S. troops landed in Galveston, Texas, confirming the end of the Civil War and slavery in Texas. Today, the abolition of slavery and emancipation of Black Americans in Texas is celebrated on June 19 annually as Juneteenth.

The Park District is committed to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and making our parks and agency more welcoming and reflective of the communities we serve. Park District fees waived on Juneteenth include park entrance, parking, dogs, horses, boat launching, and fishing. However, the fee waiver does not apply to swimming, camping, reservable picnic facilities (due to capacity limits), District concessions, and state fees for fishing licenses, and watercraft inspections for invasive mussels.

The Park District is celebrating Juneteenth with several naturalist-led programs, including a Hike of Celebration and Reflection at Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50.

For more information about Juneteenth, visit www.ebparks.org/Juneteenth.

 

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Antioch Sesquicentennial: Free Concert in The Park Saturday, July 2

Sunday, June 12th, 2022

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Antioch Juneteenth Celebration Friday and Saturday, June 17 & 18

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

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East County Juneteenth Celebration in downtown Brentwood Sunday, June 19

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

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Antioch Sesquicentennial: Register today for the Community Bike Ride Sunday, June 26

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

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Antioch Sesquicentennial: register today for the 5K Run June 25

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Register at onyourmarkevents.com.

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