The annual Juneteenth Freedom Fest is slated for June 19 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and vendors spaces are open for the event.
Juneteenth will take place on Washington Street where there will be food and product vendors and on Alabama Avenue where there will be community resource and health organizations.
The event is free to the public but COVID precautions will be in effect.
Vendors may go here to register for spaces. Those that register by May 28 will be entered to win branding prize packs valued at up to $2,000, says the Selma Center for Nonviolence, Truth and Reconciliation.
Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States as enacted by the 13th Amendment. It also celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation declared by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
Community partners for the event include:
Selma-Dallas County Chamber of Commerce; Rural Health Medical Program, Inc.; Vaughn Regional Medical Center; UAB O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center; Selma City Schools; Black Belt Community Foundation; and the City of Selma.
A Facebook page for the event can be found here.