Released: May 31, 2022
Delaware County is looking for vendors to participate in the County’s Juneteenth Celebration from 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 19 at Rose Tree Park, located at 1671 N. Providence Rd, Media, PA.
The celebration, hosted by Delaware County Council, the Delaware County Veterans Memorial Association, and Taylor Made Vets will feature headline performances by Dell-P and the Children of Adam Band, as well as artistic performances from local students. The celebration will also showcase some of Delaware County’s local business owners selling artwork, jewelry, crafts and more, various food trucks, and resources from local organizations across the county. The event is free for residents of all ages and will be held rain or shine.
Vendors are expected to be present to sell products from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Vendor availability is dependent upon a $25 non-refundable reservation fee with registration form no later than June 3, 2022. Vendors can learn more and apply to participate here: https://www.delcopa.gov/pdf/JuneteenthSmallBusinessVendorForm.pdf
“We are thrilled to be hosting the County’s first annual Juneteenth Celebration in Rose Tree Park,” said Delaware County Council Chair Dr. Monica Taylor. “This free, family-friendly event gives our residents an opportunity to celebrate an important milestone in history. Juneteenth serves as a day for residents to celebrate the ending of slavery in the United States and an opportunity for our entire community to learn more about African American history, which will contribute to a deeper understanding of the experiences that have shaped African Americans and our Country.”
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced the end of both the Civil War and slavery. General Granger’s announcement put into effect the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, which had legally freed slaves on January 1, 1863, almost 2½ years earlier. Many slaves, particularly in Texas and other southwestern states were not informed of the Emancipation Proclamation until General Granger’s announcement.