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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
June 12; 8:30AM
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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, Hagerstown
June 17-19
Juneteenth Celebration Hagerstown

University Plaza Park
June 17 - 6 PM - 9:30 PM - Why We Celebrate Juneteenth and Socially Concious Karaoke - Music for the Soul
June 18 - 10 AM - 10PM - Asbury Methodist Unity Walk, Dance Workshops, History Through Fashion (Character Fashion Show), Civic Organization Recognition, Jazz on the Plaza, Gospel on the Plaza
Bridge Of LIfe Church
June 19 - 4 PM - 8PM - The African-American Experience through Song and dance (by Missing Link Productions, Curtis J. Green)

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Juneteenth Celebration Parade & Festival, Annapolis
June 18, 12-9:30PM
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Come out and join us for our FREE 2nd annual parade and festival on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at the Bates Athletic Complex. This year, there will be TWO main stages, featuring headliners Avery*Sunshine, Koryn Hawthorne, Pastor Mike Jr., Beverly Crawford, the Chuck Brown Band, and a host of local talent! Fireworks will immediately follow the show.

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Juneteenth Festival, Upper Marlboro
June 18; 12-5PM
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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Eastern Shore Juneteenth Parade & Festival, Salisbury
June 18; 1-6PM
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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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Juneteenth at Benjamin Banneker Park and Museum, Catonsville
June 18; 10am-3pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Food, music, performers, vendors, crafts and a whole lot of family fun to be had at this fantastic free festival!

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Juneteenth Freedom Day Festival, Waldorf
June 18; 12-6PM
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The Shops at Waldorf Center celebrate Juneteenth with live music, African cultural drumming, food, art, poetry, and more at this free celebration for all ages.

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Juneteenth: Freedom at the Rock, Germantown
June 18; 10AM – 10PM
Juneteenth Celebration in Germantown

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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Upper Bay Juneteenth Festival, Darlington
June 18, 2022; 12-6 PM
Upper Bay Juneteenth Festival 2022
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 Parade, District Heights
June 18; 1030AM – 12PM
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Come join us in District Heights on Juneteenth as we walk in a community parade. Wear sneakers and be prepared to get your steps in!

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Juneteenth In Carroll County, Westminster
June 18; 12-4PM
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The Juneteenth in Carroll Planning Committee is excited to announce the first Annual Juneteenth in Carroll! 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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Calvert County NAACP Juneteenth Community Celebration, St. Leonard
June 18; 11AM – 5PM
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The Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum hosts the NAACP of Calvert County’s Annual Juneenth Community Day Celebration! The event includes a talent show open to all ages with prizes.

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Juneteenth, Cumberland
June 18-19, 2022
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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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Juneteenth: Freedom Day Celebration, National Harbor
June 19, 2-4PM
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Join us for a Juneteenth celebration at the Plaza stage! We’re partnering with Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council for day of education, reflection, and celebration of Juneteenth. Featuring performances from the Prince George's County Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate, local dancers, live music and more.

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A Juneteenth Kwanzaa Celebration, Baltimore
June 19; 3-7PM
Eubie Blake Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 19 the Eubie Blake Cultural Center will host its annual Kwanzaa Celebration combined with its annual Juneteenth Celebration. The event celebrates African-American culture, the principle of Ujima (collective work and responsibility), and Juneteenth. This year's celebration features more than 25 artists and performers.  Your experience will include poetry, dance, music, storytelling, and art and will present the self-determination, artistry, and faith of Black Baltimore. Kwanzaa and Juneteenth is a celebration of community, family and culture, and is open to everyone.

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Historic East Towson Juneteenth Music Festival, Towson
June 19 1-6PM
Historic East Towson Juneteenth Music Festival

Inspired by the Historic East Towson Renaissance Movement, the Elks Lodge in East Towson hosts this celebration of the heritage, history, and culture of this storied community. It is one of Baltimore County's oldest African-American communities, founded in the 1850s by men, women, and children, formerly enslaved at the nearby Hampton National Historic Site. Many of their descendants still live in the community today.

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Juneteenth Celebration, Fairplay
June 19; 11AM-6PM
Juneteenth Celebration Western Maryland

Come to Historic Rockland Estate, Sunday, June 19, 2022 for the African-American Historical Association of Western Maryland’s annual Juneteenth Celebration and fundraiser. Rockland Estates was once known as Frisby Tilghman Farm and was the home of James W.C. Pennington, an enslaved person who escaped the farm and went on to become a famous orator, minister, writer, and abolitionist activist. Dean Herrin, retired Chief Historian of the National Capital Region of the National Park Service will be joining to tell the fascinating story of Mr. Pennington!

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Juneteenth Celebration, Cheverly
June 19; 10AM – 7PM
Cheverly Juneteenth Celebration

The Cheverly African American Community Organization (CAACO) will host its 3rd annual Juneteenth celebration on Sunday June 19, 2022  The event will take place at Cheverly Town Hall after the parade that starts at 10:00 AM. The Buffalo Soldiers Organization will conduct the Juneteenth flag raising ceremony. Come out and enjoy the festivities, good food, guest speakers, and more!

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Juneteenth Crabfeast, Baltimore
June 26; 3-7PM
Juneteenth Celebration Crab Feast in Baltimore

The Downtown Cultural Arts Center’s Juneteenth Crab Feast welcomes vendors, music, drinks, hookah, 50/50 Raffle, and more family fun for all.