Celebrate Juneteenth in the Richmond Region, a significant holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. This June, take part in multiple weekends of festivities in RVA and explore our curated list of events celebrating freedom and honoring legacies including community gatherings, musical performances and more. Be sure to check back regularly for additional details and event updates.

ElegbaJuneteenth, A Freedom Celebration 2024

June 7-9, 2024 

Various Locations

The annual Juneteenth, A Freedom Celebration presented by Elegba Folklore Society returns featuring spirit-filled performances, sacred rituals, the Get Woke Youth Summit, the Freedom Market and much more. As part of the Juneteenth events, Elegba Folklore Society will also present a Black Book Expo on June 8 as well as the A Tribute to the Ancestors, Trail of Enslaved Africans, an immersive community walk through history, on June 9. Follow Elegba Folklore Society on social media and visit their website for additional event details.

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Juneteenth in Chesterfield County

June 1-29, 2024

Select Dates & Locations

Enjoy a monthlong celebration in Chesterfield County featuring a variety of local events and engaging programming. Mark you calendars for all-ages events beginning June 1 including Juneteenth in Pocahontas Park, a Pop Up Night Vendor Market and more. Explore more events ahead. 

Dorey Park Entrance Sign In Richmond, VAThe Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2024 | 4 PM - 10 PM
Dorey Park and Recreation Center

Henrico County Recreation & Parks turns Dorey Park into a big, family-friendly party, with vendors, a kids zone, food trucks and entertainment, including fireworks! The event is free and open to the public. Learn more.

Juneteenth Jamboree Carytown4th Annual Juneteenth Jamboree & 5k

June 15, 2024 | 10 AM - 5 PM


Head to Carytown for an exciting community Juneteenth festival hosted by the VOWs Foundation. Kick off the day with a commemorative 5k race that morning beginning at 10 am, then stay for a day of delicious food from a variety of food trucks, live music and more.  Get the details.

The Pop Up Juneteenth Celebration 2024

The Pop-Up Juneteenth Festival 

June 15, 2024 | 1 PM - 6 PM

4103 Monument Avenue 

Enjoy an afternoon of festivities on Monument Avenue during the Pop-Up Juneteenth Festival. This culturally transformative event will include a variety of vendors, live music, dance, food, games and more. Bring the whole family! Get details.

FireworksJubilation in June

June 15 & 16, 2024 | 3 PM - 10 PM

Various Locations

Join the Richmond Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities for two days of festivities during the 3rd annual Jubilation in June Festival! Head to the Intermediate Terminal on Saturday and Dogwood Dell on Sunday and enjoy live music, food, and family friendly fellowship. Visit the RVA Parks & Recreation Facebook page for event updates and additional details.

Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Juneteenth: Freedom Day 

June 19, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 2 PM
St. John's Churchyard

Make plans to attend the joint Juneteenth Freedom Celebration with St. Peter's, St. Philip's, and St. John's Episcopal Churches. Enjoy worship and commemoration followed by a performance by a performance by Ezibu Muntu Dance & Drumming, plus, lunch, games, and fellowship. Learn more

Yoga STOCK ImageLewis Ginter Botanical Garden: Free Admission Day

June 19, 2024 | 9 AM - 11 AM

Admission to Lewis Ginter Botanical is FREE on Wednesday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth. The Garden also has extended hours on this evening as part of Waterway Wednesdays when the splash pad is open late (weather dependent). Learn more.

Juneteenth Black Bar Crawl 2024

RVA Black Bar Crawl

June 22, 2024 | 3 PM - 8 PM

Shockoe Bottom

Support Black-owned businesses in the Richmond area while celebrating, networking, and socializing at minority owned restaurants, bars, and lounges in recognition of Juneteenth! Participating venues include Aces Sports Lounge, Liquid Cafe 2.0, and Daily Menu, with pop up shops featured at the venues. Find details and tickets, here.


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