WPA Freedom Days 2022
Point State Park
Friday, Saturday and Sunday (June 17-19)
11:00 am-9:00 pm
Celebrate the conclusion of Juneteenth with a weekend blowout. The Downtown event, hosted by the city of Pittsburgh in partnership with Stop the Violence Pittsburgh, will feature vendors, musical performances, and activities for everyone to enjoy. This event is free and open to the public.
Juneteenth is the celebration of the end of chattel slavery and was first started in Texas in 1865 when the last enslaved people learned that the Civil War was over and that the Union had won the war.
Juneteenth is celebrated in 50 States across America and is the Country’s second Independence Day. Our Festival started in 2013 and this year marks the first Pittsburgh and Allegheny County legal holiday in this region. In 2021, the U.S. Congress declared Juneteenth a Federal holiday.