This year, Alexandria offers a range of ways to honor Juneteenth, which marks the day on which enslaved individuals in Galveston, TX, learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had freed them more than two years earlier. In the days and weeks surrounding Juneteenth, participate in jubilee celebrations including in-person and virtual concerts, enriching historical tours and more. Learn more about Juneteenth and its connection to city as well as the Black Lives Matter Movement from Black History Museum Director Audrey Davis, and dive deeper into Alexandria’s Black history and culture. Plus, discover 24 Alexandria Black-Owned Businesses to Support this Juneteenth and year-round.
Those not yet fully vaccinated should wear a face mask in shared indoor settings. Please note that some businesses continue to impose capacity restrictions and/or require masks for all guests, regardless of vaccination status.