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Tomorrow, we will celebrate and observe Juneteenth Freedom Day 💛

Juneteenth is a powerful symbol of unity, reminding us that we are stronger when we stand together against injustice and oppression.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.

Our most recent blog covers a plethora of ways and events for you to get involved and to celebrate, but here are a few favorites:
⭐ 6/19: @moshjax Juneteenth Freedom Day Celebration
⭐ Every Thursday: Extended Museum Hours at @ritzjax
⭐ Black Heritage Tour with @explore_jax_core_tours
⭐ Jacksonville`s @blackmuralmap by @kandiceknecole
⭐ Explore LaVilla: @groundworkjax`s LaVilla Link + @jaxparks` Soon to Be Open: Lift Ev`ry Voice and Sing Park
⭐ Check Out Public Art: Lift Ev`ry Voice Murals at @thejessiejax (pictured)
⭐ 6/19: @hardwicksbar Juneteenth Celebration

Find out more at DTJax.com/blog (link in bio!)

Let this day be a reminder of our shared history, a celebration of progress, and a call to action for a better tomorrow!
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IG of the Week: We love this shot of two kayakers posted by @visit_jax! Beat the heat and make plans to get out on the water this summer to see the city from a different viewpoint! 🐬🌊

Weekly Update: It`s another week in Downtown Jax and that means there is a whole slew of fun new events, exciting development news and so much more! Head to DTJax.com/blog (link in bio!) to read this week`s update ☀️
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Happy Father`s Day to all the dads out there! Looking for things to do today to celebrate? We’ve got just the thing for you! ❤️👏

From cheering on the Jumbo Shrimp to indulging in a sweet treat from Mayday Ice Cream, there`s plenty of ways to show love and appreciation for good ole dad in #DTJax ⭐️

Head to DTJax.com/blog to read this year`s edition of our Father`s Day blog!

📸: @justintime2run
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Happy 202nd Birthday, Jacksonville! ⚡️

On this day in 1822, the city of Jacksonville was founded! The earliest use of the name "Jacksonville" was in an 1822 petition to the U.S. Secretary of State asking that the town be officially recognized as a port of entry. Today, we celebrate 202 years of our Bold City!

Here`s to more prosperous and exciting years to come! 👏🥂

How are you celebrating? Tag us or use #DTJax for a chance to be featured on our page!

📸: @kem.lens
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