Now a recognized holiday, Juneteenth, Monday the 19th, which commemorates the end of slavery, is a day to truly celebrate. This long weekend, head downtown to experience many of the events that commemorate Juneteenth in Fredericksburg:
- Stafford NAACP 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration – On Saturday, head over to Colonial Forge High School to commemorate and celebrate Juneteenth with the Stafford County NAACP. The event will last from 10am-5pm.
- Annual Planning District 16 Juneteenth Celebration – From 1pm-7:30pm on Saturday, Virginia Credit Union Stadium will play host to a lively, extraordinary celebration of Juneteenth. There will be vendors, live music, a career fair, and more.
- Juneteenth on the Lawn – Lake Anna Winery will feature live music, wine tastings, and food trucks from 4pm-10pm on Saturday. Coty The Artist & 4Ever Fam Band will perform.
- 2023 Juneteenth Celebration at Patriot Park – The Phi Beta Sigma fraternity will be hosting a Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday at Patriot Park, and will feature vendors, a DJ, food, and fun!
- Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom! – Enjoy classic dancing and jam songs by True Soul at The Globe & Laurel in Stafford on Saturday at 8pm.
- Celebrate Juneteenth with Eriq La Salle – One of television’s most beloved doctors, Eriq La Salle from ER, will speak at UMW Seacobeck Hall about Resilience, Reinvention and the Black Experience. This conversation will be on Sunday at 1:30pm, purchase tickets here.
- The Honorable Nicole Cole’s 1st Annual Juneteenth Tent Event – On Monday at 5pm, Spotsylvania School Board Member Nicole Cole will be holding a Juneteenth benefit at 7565 Courthouse Rd in Spotsylvania Courthouse. Proceeds from the event benefit the non-profit Pathways to Success Foundation.
- Fredericksburg’s History & Legacy of Slavery – On Monday, Fredericksburg Food Co-op will be hosting a conversation on the enslavement and emancipation of African Americans, featuring a discussion moderated by Dr. Gaila Sims. The event will last from 6pm-7pm.
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