Juneteenth Trio

Celebrate Juneteenth in Alexandria

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.

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Juneteenth Events
"Preserving Their Names" Online Exhibition On May 25, the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, the Alexandria Black History Museum will release an online exhibition… May 25 - Jun 30, 2021
Coloring, Books, and Coffee: Juneteenth Edition! Join us for a fun and interactive morning of reading, art, and conversation as we learn about and celebrate the history of Juneteenth, all from the… Jun 19, 2021
Culture Queen's Jubilee Juneteenth During the program, Culture Queen will use interactive music, movement, and storytelling to teach children and families about this historic… Jun 19, 2021
Freedom Skies: A Juneteenth Celebration June 19th marks the anniversary of the 1865 Emancipation of enslaved persons in the United States. To observe this occasion, Brenda Parker,… Jun 19, 2021
JUNETEENTH at Barkhaus Join us in supporting Black-owned businesses and nonprofit organizations! Drink specials available ALL DAY Custom Juneteenth Koozies… Jun 19, 2021
Juneteenth Celebration with Carlyle House and The Athenaeum Celebrate Juneteenth with Carlyle House Historic Park and the Athenaeum. Join the celebration to mark the day the Emancipation Proclamation reached… Jun 19, 2021
Juneteenth Craft Fair Harambee Books & Artworks is hosting its first-ever Juneteenth Craft Fair. Find authors, artists, jewelry makers and… Jun 19, 2021
Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount… Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon explores the personal stories of the people enslaved at Mount Vernon… Oct 1, 2019 - Jul 11, 2021
Manumission Tour Company Walking Tours The weekend of Juneteenth, experience one of Manumission Tour Company's guided routes highlighting the historical legacy of Africans and… Jun 18 - 20, 2021
Soul Food Saturdays Two local businesses are coming together to share a bite of American history-- and you’re invited to the table! The DMV’s favorite custard… Jun 19 - Nov 20, 2021
Under the Same Roof: Enslaved and Free Servants at the… Explore the Lee-Fendall House from the perspectives of the enslaved and free African Americans who lived and worked in the home as domestic… May 15 - Jun 19, 2021
Virtual Concert with the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices The Alexandria Black History Museum will host a virtual concert of African American music with the Washington Revels Jubilee… Jun 19, 2021
Webinar: Exploring the Alexandria African American Trail In honor of Juneteenth, get a behind-the-scenes look at a recent community history project that features the stories and contributions of… Jun 19, 2021