Mark your calendars! Columbia Parks and Recreation will host a Juneteenth Block Party at Douglass Park, 400 N. Providence. The Juneteenth event will take place Saturday, June 19 from 12-2 p.m.
The block party will feature music from a live DJ, food, inflatable, balloon animals, yard games, and community organization tables. The Juneteenth aspect of the event will include informative handouts, gift bags for the kids, music and discussions, and information on the Black history of Columbia.
There will be a guided tour of the African American Heritage Trail provided by Regional Economic Development Inc. The tour will begin in Douglass Park at 10 a.m. and will conclude at Douglass by 12 p.m.