Thousands will celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, as the nation acknowledges the longtime tradition as a federal holiday for the second time. For many, it’s a reminder of the struggles that their ancestors endured and a celebration of freedom. Here are five ways to celebrate in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

  1. Moechella

2. City of Mount Rainier’s 2nd Annual Flag Raising Ceremony

Watch last year’s ceremony below.

3. 2nd Annual Parade & Festival in Annapolis


Saturday, June 18, 2022
12 noon–5 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Click here, to learn about other Juneteenth events happening in Maryland.

4. Stafford Juneteenth Freedom Day

Description: “Stafford NAACP celebrates Juneteenth Freedom Day with FREE event 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday, June 18, at Colonial Forge High School.”

5. Juneteenth Block Party Celebration in SE

When: Sunday June 19, 2022 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Location: 1700 Good Hope Rd SE / Washington, DC 20020

Description: “Mema’s Popups and Bread For The City have come together to bring you a Juneteenth celebration that you don’t want to miss! Enjoy music while you dine and drink, shop amongst the black owned businesses and enjoy presentations and performances throughout the day. Join us for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of Bread For The City’s new Michelle Obama Southeast Center from 12pm – 1pm.”

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