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June 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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.
Join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for fireworks, live music performances (feat. Plunky & Oneness and Bak N Da Day), food trucks, a vendor fair, live history interpreters, and games for kids.
In collaboration with Evolution 400, HCPS Black Student Union, and Henrico County NAACP.
1:00pm – Gates open
All Day – Food trucks
1:20pm – HCPS Black Student Union performs “NO CHAINS”
1:35pm – “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
2:00pm – Elegba Folklore Society
3:00pm – Bak N Da Day
4:15 pm – Happiness Dance Studios
1-5pm – Vendor fair, activities for kids, roaming historical interpreters, car club expo by Urban Wranglers RVA and Urban Jeepz New England
5:00pm – Ezibu Muntu
6:15pm – “Evolution of a Black Girl,” a performance by Morgan McCoy
7:30pm – Plunky & Oneness
9:00pm – Fireworks Finale