Milwaukee Nineteenth Day Festival and Parade returns for 50th anniversary


MILWAUKEE – On the occasion of its 50 yearse Anniversary, Milwaukee Nineteenth Day Parade and Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 19.e and Atkinson and will travel to Burleigh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The parade on June 19, 2021 will be broadcast live on TMJ4 from Milwaukee. The station is also producing historical and educational plays that will air on June 19 at 8:10 a.m.

TMJ4 General Manager Joe Poss added: “TMJ4 is honored to bring the 18th century parade to a television audience. We have worked closely with Northcott Neighborhood House and the parade team to tell the stories. of Milwaukee’s Eighteenth Anniversary Celebration and the People Behind it. “

The seventeenth day commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. The world event, dating back to June 1865, began when Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war was over and the slaves were now free. The Nineteenth Day Celebration in Milwaukee is one of the oldest and longest such parades in the country.

The opening ceremonies, marking the start of the festival, will begin at 9:30 am. with festivities along King Drive, between Burleigh and North Avenue. All activities will end at 4 p.m.

To ensure the safety of community residents, Northcott Neighborhood House (NNH), the organizer of the 19th day celebrations, made the decision to cancel last year’s event due to the COVID pandemic -19. This year, NNH is working with its healthcare partners, Milwaukee Health Department and the Milwaukee Heritage Health Center, to set safety standards and follow guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control.

Organizers are encouraging supporters to watch the parade at home. Those wishing to see him in person are advised to wear a mask and stand with household members along the parade route to allow for social distancing. All participants will be required to wear face masks. Volunteers will distribute masks free of charge to those in need. Anyone not wearing a mask will be asked to leave by NNH security.

Other related features and events hosted by Northcott Neighborhood House include:

  • Northcott Neighborhood House, Inc. and Jammin ’98 .3 are looking for Miss Juneteenth and Little Miss Juneteenth 2021 AND back for a sophomore year, Mister Juneteenth and Mister Juneteenth Jr. 2021. Children ages 7-18 have a chance to win up to 1 $ 500 in scholarships and prizes. To be eligible, children must live in Milwaukee County or attend school in Milwaukee County, have a GPA of 2.5, provide a 3-minute video submission of a performing talent, and submit a written essay. Register online until May 23, 2021. For full rules and details, log in!
  • New this year: a children’s play area, located in the parking lot of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, with a stage for young people, featuring talent from 6 to 13 years old.
  • There will be a limited number of seller spots available due to social distancing. Vendors will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. All approved suppliers will be required to attend a mandatory meeting.
  • To participate in the 18th Day Parade or to become a Vendor, applications will be available from today – Monday, May 10, 2021, at the NNH located at 2460 N. 6e St.

For more information on Milwaukee’s 50th Anniversary Parade and Nineteenth Day Celebration, call 414-372-3770.

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