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Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The mission of the Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration is to commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved Africans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived to Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued over two years prior, the news was withheld from many enslaved Africans. Today, we celebrate the freedom and continued legacy of resistance, empowerment, and community building.
Come out and join us for our FREE 2nd annual parade and festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022! This year, there will be TWO main stages, featuring headliners Avery*Sunshine, Koryn Hawthorne, Pastor Mike Jr., Beverly Crawford, the Chuck Brown Band, and a host of local talent! Fireworks will immediately follow the show.
The parade will kick off at 12pm at the Annapolis City Dock. For the festival, we are back at the Bates Athletic Complex this year, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis, MD 21401!The music festival will begin at 2:00pm.