The 4th Annual Allen Parish Juneteenth Event and Parade presented by Cycle of Friends on Saturday, June 15, 2024. This year's theme is African Americans and the Arts! This is a celebration of culture, tradition, fellowship, and community spirit that begins at 1 pm.

Local families, friends, and the public from surrounding areas are invited to enjoy a day of fun-filled entertainment, shopping at numerous vendors selling everything from home decor, novelties, arts and crafts, food, and the best lemonade you've ever had in your life.

Everything will be at one location, the Allen Parish Civic Center (609 Tiger Lane, Oberlin, LA.) Come out and spend the day listening to guest speakers offering messages of motivation, healthcare awareness, important services, and resources available to residents in the area. Hear from Allen Parish and Oberlin city officials, like Mr. Brent Broussard, CEO of Broussard Enterprise Group, and Spoken Word Poetry from Ms. Kimberly Plummer.

Sign up now to have a booth and be a vendor at this year's event and contact Circle of Friends. Eventgoers will have plenty of giveaways and prizes, a kid's zone, a petting zoo and so much more. Then head to the parade route on Main Street and get a good seat. The 4th Annual Juneteenth Parade line-up is at 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to participate as it rolls down and there is no registration fee:

Side By Sides
Church group floats
Dance groups
Sports teams
Pageant queens and kings
Elected officials
Allen Parish alumni classes
Party trailers

Don't miss it! The Juneteenth Parade will come down The 2024 Juneteenth Grand Marshall is none other than Kinder native and former President and lifelong community leader, Mrs. Equilla Victorian. The parade kicks off at 6 pm. We hope to see you there! To learn more about the upcoming 4th Annual Allen Parish Juneteenth Festival, follow this event on Facebook.

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