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Commemoration related events are already happening throughout Virginia and can be found in the listing below. If you would like VA250 to include events not currently listed here, please click here to submit your event.

 

Juneteenth Raising of the FlagJuneteenth Raising of the Flag
June 10, 2024 - June 10, 2024
City of Newport News

Join us for the annual Juneteenth Raising of the Flag ceremony as it brings unity in the community while we wave the flag of freedom for the last enslaved African American in Galveston, Texas.... Read More

Juneteenth FestivalJuneteenth Festival
June 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Louisa County

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It is celebrated on June 19th, the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced that all ensl... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationsJuneteenth Celebrations
June 15, 2024 - June 15, 2024
Henrico County

Juneteenth celebrates enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Sunrise ServiceColonial Williamsburg: Sunrise Service
June 16, 2024 - June 16, 2024
City of Williamsburg

To commemorate the triumphant spirit of the African American journey, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will host its second annual Juneteenth Sunrise Service on Sunday morning, June 16, at 6 a.m. at the majestic Compton Oak on Market Square. This... Read More

Annual Pulaski County Juneteenth EventAnnual Pulaski County Juneteenth Event
June 16, 2024 - June 16, 2024
Pulaski County

Please join us for the 4th Annual Pulaski County Juneteenth Event at Wilderness Road Regional Museum. Enjoy a day of learning and entertainment. The schedule includes a performance by the local drummers, dancing, a unique Sankofa Bird Bingo event, ... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Master Blacksmith Panel DiscussionColonial Williamsburg: Master Blacksmith Panel Discussion
June 17, 2024 - June 17, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us at the Hennage Auditorium on Monday, June 17 for a special panel discussion with Jonn Hankins, Darryl Reeves, and Karina Roca. These leaders of the restoration and preservation field from New Orleans will discuss the challenges and opportunit... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Communal Quilt ProjectColonial Williamsburg: Communal Quilt Project
June 17, 2024 - June 17, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Patchwork quilts date back many centuries and have been found in all cultures across the world. Generations of people recycled discarded fabric remnants into quilts, reinvigorating them with new life in geometric patterns. The fabric fragments each h... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Freedom Making in WilliamsburgColonial Williamsburg: Freedom Making in Williamsburg
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Bray School Initiative will host a conversation to explore how which individuals made freedom for themselves in Williamsburg, past and present. Meet with descendants, historians, and other community members as they share how freedom-... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Portraying the AncestorsColonial Williamsburg: Portraying the Ancestors
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us for an insightful panel discussion where we delve into the complexities and challenges of portraying enslaved women in historical narratives. Moderated by storyteller and historic interpreter Sheila Arnold, this conversation will offer a behi... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl ReevesColonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl Reeves
June 18, 2024 - June 18, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us in celebration of Juneteenth at the Public Armoury for talks and demonstrations by Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves, a third-generation metal worker and owner of Andrew's Welding & Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. In addition to h... Read More

Juneteenth at Red HillJuneteenth at Red Hill
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
Campbell County

Come and enjoy Juneteenth, Wednesday, June 19, with free admission to Patrick Henry's Red Hill. FREE Quarter Place Tours will be available at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Cookies and lemonade will be provided! Pack a picnic, bring your family, and enjoy th... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationJuneteenth Celebration
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Alexandria

Carlyle House, a historic house museum, is hosting its annual Juneteenth celebration on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. The event is being presented in collaboration with The Athenaeum, a regional arts organization. The event will be held outside on the la... Read More

Freedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George WashingtonFreedom Before Emancipation: Family Day for Juneteenth at George Washington's Mount Vernon
June 19, 2024 - June 22, 2024
Fairfax County

Juneteenth is the celebration of Emancipation Day in 1865. Long before emancipation, many people enslaved at Mount Vernon resisted enslavement and sought freedom. At this Family Day, learners of all ages can discover how Ona Judge, Christopher Sh... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Permission to be FreeColonial Williamsburg: Permission to be Free
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join Sheila Arnold on an extraordinary storytelling journey as she invites you to embrace the power of hope, resilience, and the unyielding desire for freedom. Give yourself permission to be moved, inspired, and ultimately, free. Through Permissio... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Answer the Call Drum CircleColonial Williamsburg: Answer the Call Drum Circle
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Much of African Music is based on call and response. The drum is the first to announce itself and send a message bringing the community together. As the drum calls, the community is expected to respond by playing back to the drummer or hollering out ... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl ReevesColonial Williamsburg: Meeting with Master Blacksmith, Darryl Reeves
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Join us in celebration of Juneteenth at the Public Armoury for talks and demonstrations by Master Blacksmith Darryl Reeves, a third-generation metal worker and owner of Andrew's Welding & Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans' Seventh Ward. In addition to h... Read More

Colonial Williamsburg: Juneteenth at Sweet Tea & BarleyColonial Williamsburg: Juneteenth at Sweet Tea & Barley
June 19, 2024 - June 19, 2024
City of Williamsburg

Sweet Tea & Barley Special Offerings for Juneteenth. $34 per person. Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. *Full Sweet Tea & Barley Menu Available in Addition to Special Menu Offering* Juneteenth Special Menu Braised Oxtail Jollof Rice ... Read More

Juneteenth Celebration: Freedom FestivalJuneteenth Celebration: Freedom Festival
June 22, 2024 - June 22, 2024
City of Newport News

Free community festival featuring musical entertainment, food and craft vendors, informational exhibits, and children’s activities. For details, click here.... Read More

Juneteenth CelebrationJuneteenth Celebration
June 23, 2024 - June 23, 2024
City of Newport News

Join us as we explore the natural resources of Virginia's waterways and their role in freedom with interactive exhibits and activities. From a resource guide to team-building challenges, we commemorate Juneteenth with the theme "Living the Dream: Tog... Read More

Tribute to the Quarter Place CommunityTribute to the Quarter Place Community
October 05, 2024 - October 05, 2024
Charlotte County

Join members of the local African American community to honor the life and legacy of Red Hill’s enslaved population and their descendants at Red Hill. Festivities begin at 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided. Additional details to follow! This eve... Read More

 

 

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