Week Long Juneteenth Observance06/14/2021 More than 30 Fort Wayne organizations and 70 individuals have come together to form the Juneteenth Collaborative for a celebration this week leading up to June 19th. Juneteenth is an annual holiday to observe the end of slavery in the United Staes when the news of emancipation reached the deepest parts of the former confederacy on June 19th, 1865. The week-long celebration is taking place in various locations on the southeast side of Fort Wayne. It kicked off yesterday with a passing of the torch ceremony at Weisser Park, and an “Elder Jubilee Brunch” honoring community elders. Today is a “sowing seeds” gardening presentation from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2500 Tillman Road next to Fellowship Missionary Church.