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Join Us For Emancipation Day of Upson
OUR STRENGTH LIES IN UNITY
GEORGIA'S FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATION!

EMANCIPATION DAY OF UPSON PARADE
SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2023
PARADE STARTS AT 11:00AM

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The parade starts at 900 N Hightower Street, at the old Thomaston Mills Parking Lot. The parade will move down N Bethel Street to East Main Street and make a right turn onto East Main Street, then make a left onto S. Church Street, slight right turn onto Zorn Street, and make a right turn onto Martin Luther King Drive. The parade will end at The Speaking Grounds on Martin Luther King Drive! SEE MAP!  Join the festival at Lincoln Park!

TO REGISTER FOR THE PARADE LINE UP, SEE THE ENTRY FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

OUR STRENGTH LIES IN UNITY
EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION OF UPSON

MAY 29TH
IT'S TIME TO UNITE GOOD PEOPLE!
Honoring Our Ancestors | Honoring Our Veterans | Celebrating Our Teachers | Respecting Our Elders | Building Our Communities | Securing The Best For Our Future Generations
"Celebrating History, Celebrating Traditions, Celebrating Culture. This is Our Heritage"

PARADE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
To register to be in the parade, fill out the Parade Entry Form found below. For those entering vehicles, let us know, under description of unit on the form, how many vehicles will be in your group. Vehicle fees are $20.00 to enter. If entering a large number of cars, such as a car club, let us know your count and we can provide you with an invoice upon receiving your form. All payments for the parade are final! We do not refund payments made to participate in the Emancipation Day Parade. Funds received go out to cover the expenses and do not remain idle in an account. However, if you make a payment to participate and for whatever reason outside of our control cannot attend that fee can transfer to a following year.

PARADE OPTIONS
Pay using Cash App. Our cash app tag is $theecou. When making a cash app payment make sure you include your cash tag ($myself) and Cash App receipt identifier in the places provided on the registration form so we can associate your payment with our form.

Make sure you are paying under the correct account. DO NOT FORGET to fill out the registration form, that is right below the payment button, and submit. 

PARADE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Make your payment in
Cash App and then fill out the registration form below the payment button to complete the transaction. Make sure to include your Cash App and receipt number in the box on the registration form before submitting. Welcome to the Celebration!

ATTENTION: 
This is a family-oriented event with a strict ban on suggested
violence, profanity, racial epithets and misogyny.  
Help us continue the oldest Emancipation Celebration! 

 
​ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL
EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION OF UPSON


Location:
LINCOLN PARK
235 Martin Luther King Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286

Event Date:
May 27, 2023


Upson Emancipation

May 29th


Parade Date:
May 27, 2023

11:00am

This Year's Theme:

OUR STRENGTH LIES IN UNITY
BLACK UNITY
BLACK STRENGTH
OUR HISTORY MATTERS
FAMILIES MATTER

UNITED WE STAND

 

 

THE EMANCIPATION COMMITTEE OF UPSON COUNTY, INC.

EMANCIPATION CELEBRATION OF UPSON

MAY 29TH

 

On May 29th, 1865, the slaves of Upson County finally

received the news that they were free.

For over 150 years the traditions of a parade, program and happy party atmosphere

have continued to be an element of this community!


Thomaston, Georgia is famous for the Emancipation Celebration!


Join us for The Emancipation Celebration of Upson aka May 29th
No matter what part of the world you are from, you are welcome to celebrate with us!
A unity among our people that can lead to a powerful change!

We are only as strong as we are united,

as weak as we are divided.

 

Everything that is celebrating history, celebrating traditions and celebrating culture

falls under The Emancipation Committee of Upson and the May 29th Celebration.

Your donation is helping us continue this celebration for many years to come!


​We appreciate your support!
The Emancipation Committee of Upson County, Inc.

is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3). 

Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
You can donate by selecting the following link:

Have questions call us: (770) 648-4753, no answer, please leave a message.


ecu@upsonemancipation.org


Upson Emancipation Copyright©
All rights reserved! 2023
Non Profit 501 (c)(3) Organization
Celebrating History. Celebrating Traditions. Celebrating Culture.

CELEBRATING HISTORY

CELEBRATING TRADITIONS

CELEBRATING CULTURE

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