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Celebrate Juneteenth Across Maryland

Let freedom ring as we celebrate emancipation and the journey towards justice and equality.

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Juneteenth, our newest national holiday, commemorates the final emancipation of the last enslaved people in Galveston, Texas. We celebrate this day with parades, festivals, and a spirit of unity and equity, with events all across Maryland.

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Run Up To Juneteenth 5K
Baltimore
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Join us as we kick off a week of Juneteenth celebrations in and around Baltimore with a 5K Run/1 Mile Walk across the Hanover Street Bridge. Connecting the communities of Port Covington and Cherry Hill, the route crosses the Bridge, makes a short loop in Middle Branch Park, then heads back over the bridge. Start and finish will be at the magnificent Port Covington Park. Proceeds from the event will support the college entrance and completion efforts for SEED students through the College Transition & Success Program. The Juneteenth 5K is a "shine-only" event and in the case of rain the race will go virtual. Your registration fee will be treated as a donation if we go virtual and you choose not to participate in the virtual race.

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Juneteenth Celebration Parade & Festival
Annapolis
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Come out and join us for our FREE annual parade and festival at the Bates Athletic Complex. There will be one main stage, featuring headliners Beverly Crawford, Le'Andria Johnson, Vivian Green, Rakim the Rapper, Be'La Dona Band, and a host of local talent! Fireworks will immediately follow the show.

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Juneteenth Festival at Watkins Regional Park
Upper Marlboro
Juneteenth Celebration in Upper Marlboro

Watkins Regional Park hosts this free family event as part of its ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents. The Juneteenth celebration is a must-attend event that will surely delight all.

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Juneteenth: Freedom at the Rock
Germantown
Band playing at Black Rock Center for the Arts
Black Rock Center for the Arts

Come to the Blackwater Center for the Arts and enjoy a free public event filled with activities for the whole family the ENTIRE day! From dance classes to films, art exhibits to paint and sips, and The Living Legends awards to a full day of concerts you won't want to miss!

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Juneteenth: Freedom Day Celebration
National Harbor
National Harbor Juneteenth Marketplace & Celebration
National Harbor

Celebrate Juneteenth at National Harbor and visit their Freedom Day Black-Owned Marketplace in the Capital Canopy. In the evening, look forward to indulging in a variety of cultural performances on the Plaza Stage.

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Eastern Shore Juneteenth Parade & Festival
Salisbury
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The Eastern Shore Juneteenth Festival & Parade is organized by Eastern Shore Juneteenth, a not-for-profit organization based on the lower shore of Maryland. Through an annual Juneteenth celebration, Eastern Shore Juneteenth intends to bring the community together to celebrate Black culture and achievement; to provide community education on Black history and the ongoing struggle for civil rights; and to create a safe space for Black creativity and expression.

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Upper Bay Juneteenth Festival
Darlington
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Hosanna School Museum

The Historic Hosanna School Museum
A Day of "Edu-tainment" for the whole family and featuring our "Transition to Freedom" Concert: The African American Experience through Music.

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Juneteenth In Carroll County
Westminster
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Join us at the Arts Center and the surrounding downtown area for an afternoon of live performances from choirs, comedians, and storytellers, plus panel discussions, community vendors, food trucks, and kids activities.

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Allegany County NAACP Juneteenth Celebration
Cumberland
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Allegany County NAACP Branch 7007

The NAACP of Allegany County hosts a Juneteenth Day in downtown Cumberland. Join in the celebration of liberation with all-day festivities including a virtual meditation, remembrance ceremony, March for Justice, and a Festival at Canal Place.

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Freedom Fest: A Celebration of Juneteenth
Wheaton
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Freedom Fest aims to bring together Americans of all ethnicities, in celebration of this monumental part of American history! Enjoy the festivities including live music, craft vendors, fashion, & interactive family fun.

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Moving Forward And Beyond: A Juneteenth Celebration
Baltimore
Walters Art Gallery

Honoring the Juneteenth holiday, we invite audiences to enjoy a musical and operatic performance by award-winning singer, Alexandria Crichlow, and professor, and accomplished pianist, Dr. Samuel Springer. This performance celebrates the African diaspora with a selection of arias from different genres and cultures. Join us for a musical journey with talent from Morgan State University.