Juneteenth 2023

NAACP, Berkshire County Branch celebrates Juneteenth annually with a community gathering at Durant Park in Pittsfield with entertainment, food, games, and vendors!

Save the Date for the second annual Juneteenth Celebration!

Sunday, June 18, 2023

We’ll be putting out a call to vendors soon. More details to follow.

Juneteenth, also known as Black Independence Day,  is now a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African-American culture. Originating in Galveston, Texas, it has been celebrated annually on June 19 in various parts of the United States since 1865.