NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - A festival was held Saturday to celebrate freedom in Newport News. There was music, dancing, and even Spongebob taking center stage.
The Downtown Merchants and Neighbors puts on the Juneteenth Freedom Festival every year, and it makes history fun for the kids. One of the highlights is the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. There are also vendors, food and dancing for everyone.
This year's theme was "Unity in the Community."
Throughout the day, historical vans took families on tours of the Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center.
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