This free family event is open to the public. As a part of our ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event that will surely delight all.

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Juneteenth is an official holiday recognized in over 43 states and the District of Columbia.
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Festival Information

Saturday, June 17, 2023
12 noon-5 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Additional Information

Please email the Black History Program coordinators at blackhistory@pgparks.com.