Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park

Juneteenth Celebration: June 18 at Dorey Park

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 troops in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.

Juneteenth Neighborhood Block Parties

Wed, June 1, 6-8pm at Highland Springs Rec Area

Wed, June 8, 6-8pm at Pemberton ES

Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 18, join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for a vendor fair, kids zone, food trucks, and entertainment, including fireworks! FREE and open to the public! No registration needed.

Event Timeline

4-8pm – Vendor Fair & Kids Zone

4-9:30pm – Entertainment & Food Trucks

9:15pm – Fireworks

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Recreation and Parks App

As the temperatures rise and the flowers start to bloom, many people start to spend more time outdoors. If you are looking for where to enjoy nature, go for a walk on your lunch break, or simply spend time as a family after work, we can help! The Division of Recreation & Parks offers a variety of facilities and services for the Henrico community.


The Division exhibits more than just parks! It also oversees museums and historic sites, a theatre for movies and live performances, recreation centers with classes and rentals, a nature center, athletic complexes, and community events.


To discover all that is available, we encourage you to download the Recreation & Parks App or visit the county website. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play – download today!  


App Features: 

  • Discover parks and facilities across Henrico County 
  • View park amenities by map overlay or list 
  • Find playgrounds, shelters, trails, and more 
  • Filter and search by what’s important to you 
  • Learn about (and even register for) programs and classes
  • View upcoming events in the parks 
  • Earn badges as you take on exciting challenges 


iOS/App Store – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/henrico-county-rec-parks/id1576766571

Android/Google Play –  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.visitwidget.hcrp 

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Shamrock Showdown

Shamrock Showdown– Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Henrico Recreation & Parks! Compete in back-to-back contests to win epic prizes. Keep an eye out for the Lucky Leprechaun Challenge, which starts March 1. Challenge participants who attend the Shamrock Showdown will be eligible to win the grand prize! Information: rec-events@henrico.us

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Party in the Park: Drive-Thru Resource Fair

For ages 50+. Our annual “Party in the Park” will look a little different this year, but will still be fun and informative! Guests will drive-thru to gather up-to-date information from county departments and community organizations. And enjoy a special treat at the end!

Questions? Call 652-1408 or email cun04@henrico.us.

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