PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Juneteenth Celebration continues today at Point State Park.
The event continues down at the Point from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.READ MORE: Homewood Youth Football Team Returns To Field After $10,000 Worth Of Equipment Was Stolen From Storage
Juneteenth became a state holiday in Pennsylvania earlier this month after Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation designating June 19 as National Freedom Day.READ MORE: Police: Juvenile Shot In The Leg In Sheraden
Historically, the date commemorates the emancipation of slaves in the U.S.
At the Point, celebrations feature live entertainment, motivational speakers, activities and vendors.MORE NEWS: Juneteenth 2021: List Of Events In The Pittsburgh Area
Yesterday, a parade that started at Freedom Center marched through Pittsburgh.