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The second weekend in June with a parade, pageant, dance and festival. The events take place in downtown Elgin at Veterans' Memorial Park. Thursday night the celebration begins with Movie Night at Thomas Park and continues Friday with a Street Dance at Veterans' Memorial Park (Gazebo Park) downtown. Saturday the 12th, the lineup for the Grand Parade starts at 8 a.m. at Booker T. Washington Elementary School at 510 Martin Luther King Blvd. Parade position and booth spaces are assigned according to the date the forms were received. Vendors will offer a variety of food, arts and crafts, entertainment and fun activities for the kids during the day. For more information, contact Bettye Lofton at 512-963-2721 or Pauline Jackson at 512-281-4978.