Annual Juneteenth Celebration June 19, CareSouth will offer COVID-19 vaccinations

BATON ROUGE (June 7, 2021) 

State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle along with community sponsors will host Annual Juneteenth Celebration June 19, CareSouth will offer COVID-19 vaccinations 

BATON ROUGE (June 3, 2021) – State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, District 61, along with various community sponsors will host the Annual Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021 from noon to 4 p.m. at Gus Young Park, 4200 Gus Young Avenue, in Baton Rouge. 

The event will include free food, music by Singer-Guitarist Kenny Neal and the Neal Family and COVID-19 vaccinations administered by CareSouth Medical and Dental. Everyone who gets the vaccine will receive free crawfish or other refreshments and will be entered into a drawing to win $1000. 

“We are excited to come together as a community once again to celebrate this important milestone in American History,” said Rep. Marcelle. “It will be a fun event for the whole family.” 

“We are honored to be a part of this great community celebration and provide much-needed vaccinations for our residents, especially the younger ones,” said Matthew Valliere, CareSouth CEO. 

Additionally, there will be other activities celebrating Juneteenth throughout the month culminating with the Gus Young Park Celebration.

They include:

CADAV Juneteenth Celebration June 12, 2021

Scotlandville Parkway

3200 Harding Blvd.

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Vendors, Food, games, music, 1K Trail Walk

June 18, 2021

Baton Rouge African American Museum (BRAAM) Juneteenth Celebration

Capitol Park Museum

600 N. Fourth St.

6 p.m.

Live music, poetry, Keynote Speaker Raymond Jetson

June 19, 2021

Unified Juneteenth Caravan

Memorial Stadium

1750 Foss St.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Register for the event at

Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Gus Young Park

4200 Gus Young Ave.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring Kenny Neal and the Neal family and free COVID-19 vaccinations

Sponsors include CareSouth Medical and Dental, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Feed Your Soul, Entergy, Get Gordon, L’Auberge Casino Hotel, the Community Against Drugs and Violence (CADAV), and the Baton Rouge African American Museum (BRAAM). 

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. 

For more information, call (225) 359-9362.