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Thursday, June 14, 2012 11:52 am

Full-court press


The 19th Annual Juneteenth Celebration June 16-17 features a slam dunk contest and the Gus Macker Tourney, with 120 teams registered to play games starting at 8:30 a.m. The weekend kicks off with Movie in the Park on Friday, June 15, at dusk with a viewing of Puss ‘n Boots. A Saturday parade from King Drive and Brown Street to the park begins at 11 a.m., with opening ceremonies following its conclusion. Former Illini Dee Brown will ride in the parade and participate in a celebrity 3-on-3 game of basketball with local media. The main entertainment stage will house a variety of artists and dance teams both days, including an artist from St. Louis. Parking for the event is at Chamberlain Park.

Juneteenth Celebration
Jun 16-17, 9am-8pm
Comer Cox Park
Adams Street and Martin Luther Jr. King Drive