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Juneteenth Events to Explore This June


Celebrate Juneteenth in Downtown Richmond all month long! Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in 1865 and is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States. Explore all the ways to honor those who fought for freedom during the month of June by visiting any of the historic downtown Richmond sites, from the Emancipation and Freedom monument on Brown's Island to the Richmond African Burial Ground in Shockoe Bottom.

Beyond Black Radicalism: How America's Great Migration to New York City Shaped Electoral Politics

Tuesday, June 13, 12-1 PM at The Library of Virginia

Join the Library for “Beyond Black Radicalism,” a free talk by historian Janira Teague, a Virginia Humanities HBCU Scholars Fellow. This talk places America’s Great Migration in global context and examines the movement’s impact on electoral politics.

Teague, an assistant professor of history at Morehouse College in Atlanta and formerly at Norfolk State University, is a scholar of 19th- and 20th-century African American history. The Virginia Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholars Fellowship is a program of Virginia Humanities.

This is a free event. Registration is required. Limited free parking is available in the deck underneath the Library building.

Register for Beyond Black Radicalism Here!

3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 17, 12 PM at Richmond Slave Trails

Celebrate Juneteenth 2023 with Brighter Tomorrows Begin Today, Champions Circle Basketball Association and Hill Tucker Bar Association with historic group walk along the Richmond Slave Trail with fun, food and fellowship following the walk. 

Learn more about The Annual Juneteenth Celebration Here!

Juneteenth Weekend Block Party

Saturday, June 17, 2 PM at Juan’s Rooftop, Wok This Way! and Switch Nightclub

Join Juan’s Rooftop, Wok This Way! and Switch Nightclub for an annual Juneteenth Celebration. Prepare for a vibrant Block Party with an array of captivating experiences, including live music, a diverse selection of art and jewelry vendors, and expertly crafted drinks curated by Cody Hott.

Get tickets for the Juneteenth Weekend Block Party here!

RVA Black Bar Crawl 2023: A Juneteenth Festival

Saturday, June 17, 3-8 PM in Downtown Richmond

Hop on this bar takeover crawl and join special guest Lili Chanel of 106.5 the Beat to celebrate, network and socialize at multiple minority-owned restaurants, bars and lounges throughout Downtown Richmond:

  • Aces Sports Lounge
  • Bellos Lounge
  • Chic'N & Beer
  • Daily Menu
  • Liquid Cafe 2.0
  • Main Street Steakhouse
  • Margarita's Cantina
  • Stadium Sports Bar
  • Southern Kitchen
Get your tickets for the RVA Black Bar Crawl 2023 here!

Jubilation in June: Festival & Fireworks

Sunday, June 18, 3-9 PM at 3101 Wharf Street

Radio One Richmond and City of Richmond Parks and Recreation bring you Jubilation in June - the biggest Juneteenth Celebration in the City! Enjoy live music, DJs, vendors, food trucks and more during this FREE event. Fireworks at 9 PM.

Learn more about Jubilation in June here!

Unveiling the Untold: USCT & Their Legacies

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 -8 PM at the American Civil War Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth’s legacy set forth by the United States Colored Troops by attending this enlightening & inspiring event about their contributions & unpack the rich heritage of their descendants. Their personal stories, both during and after the war, offer invaluable insight into the struggles, triumphs, and contributions of African Americans throughout our history. Visit the American Civil War Museum -Tredegar an insightful evening program that offers the unique opportunity to reflect upon the personal narratives of USCT soldiers and their descendants.

Learn more about Unveiling the Untold here!