Plant City recognized the Juneteenth holiday with a weekend celebration that ran from June 17 to June 19.
It marked the second year since becoming a federal holiday and is held June 19.
Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery when the news finally reached Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865.
With the theme “We’re Still Here” the Plant City celebration kicked off with a worship service at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, on June 17.
The following day, the masses came out to witness and take part in the Juneteenth Parade.
Vendors, games, and tournaments were available for the spectators afterwards as well as a singing and dancing competition.
June 19 also coincided with Father’s Day, and Plant City Police Capt. Al Van Duyne and Pastor Randy Humphrey from One Accord Church were both recognized during a luncheon held at the Planteen Recreation Center.