Join the Nelson Heritage Center to Commemorate, Educate and Celebrate Juneteenth! On Friday, June 17 at 5PM, there will be an Art exhibition of local and regional artists. The Center is located at 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway in Arrington, VA. For more information, please call 434-263-8366.
Enjoy the Juneteenth “Let Freedom Ring” Festival on Saturday, June 18 from 9AM-8PM in the Town of Gretna on Main Street! The event will include food trucks, live music and vendors.
Join the Nelson Heritage Center to Commemorate, Educate and Celebrate Juneteenth! On Saturday, June 18 from 10AM – 2PM there will be a Youth Extravaganza with games and prizes. Fun for all ages! The Center is located at 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway in Arrington, VA. For more information, please call 434-263-8366.
A Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and the Black Family is happening in Charlotte Court House on Saturday, June 18 from 10:45 AM – 4PM! Enjoy speakers, music, food and fun! Food includes hamburgers, hot dogs, fish, drinks and desserts. The event is located at 515 Thomas Jefferson Hwy in Charlotte Court House, VA.
Juneteenth 2022: Celebration of Freedom Event is happening on Saturday, June 18 from 11AM – 4PM at Booker T Washington National Monument in Hardy, VA! Enjoy a Gospel Celebration, talk and tour about Booker T. Washington/Juneteenth and children’s activities. The National Monument is located at 12130 Booker T Washington Hwy in Hardy.
The Walking with Pride: Lynchburg African Americans Who Shaped the 20th Century event is happening from 10AM – 11AM at Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg! On the grounds in front of the Cemetery Center, follow African American history specialist Angelica Walker as she leads a tour highlighting Old City Cemetery’s rich African American history and hear the stories of educators, businessmen, suffragettes, and many more who fought for civil rights and equality.
The Sedalia Center in Big Island is celebrating Juneteenth on Saturday, June 18 from 11:30 AM – 8PM. The event will include food, vendors and performances including gospel music from Infinite Praise and Sharon Missionary Baptist Church choirs, Kuumba Dance Ensemble, local artists and Apple Butter Soul! The Reconnecting Sedalia Center is located at 1108 Sedalia School Road in Big Island.
The Roanoke Cultural Collective invites you to a Juneteenth Family Reunion on Saturday, June 18 at 12PM at Eureka Park in Roanoke! It’s a celebration of freedom with food, music, games and vendors. Eureka Park is located at 1529 Carroll Ave NW in Roanoke.
The Black Heritage Takeover Night with the Salem RedSox is happening on Saturday, June 18 at the Salem Memorial Ballpark! This evening is a collaborative dedication with the Salem Red Sox for every black baseball player that bravely paved the way for us on and off the field. The event, falling on Juneteenth weekend, commemorates the sacrifices of those that came before us while empowering us to step into our innate purpose. Join us for an incredible night of humility, love, and celebration.
Bring your family and friends for a fun-filled tailgate starting at 3:45 PM with food, DJ, drinks, vendors and outdoor games. This will be followed by a start of the game at 6:05 PM. This event is sponsored by United Way of the Roanoke Valley.
Lynchburg Juneteenth Coalition invites you to “The Story Behind the Celebration” happening on Saturday, June 18 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg! The event will feature local performances of live music, spoken word, dance by Kuumba Dance Ensemble, and more! The festivities will also recognize Black Businesses and Organization Scholarship Recipients. For more information, please call 434-841-2962.
Directly following this event is another free community celebration, a film screening of Summertime (2021) at 7:30 PM in the Historic Academy Theatre, presented and hosted by Academy Artist in Residence, Nick George the Poet!
Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom Day is happening at Sharswood Manor Estate in Gretna on Sunday, June 19 from 12PM-5PM! The event will include food, vendors, music, games, a car show, storytelling, African drums, face painting and more! For more information call 434-203-1689.
Pathway to Pride Dedication honoring local African American history at Old City Cemetery is happening on Sunday, June 19 at 3:00 PM in Lynchburg! The celebration continues with a meal by Bistro Brothers BBQ and a jazz concert featuring Isaac Williams and his Trio. The event is happening at 401 Taylor St in Lynchburg. For more information, please visit gravegarden.org.
Old City Cemetery has the largest number of African Americans burials of any Lynchburg area cemetery. Since Old City Cemetery (OCC) opened in 1806, it has been the burial site of approximately 13,000 Black people, both enslaved and free.
Join the Nelson Heritage Center to Commemorate, Educate and Celebrate Juneteenth! On Sunday, June 19 at 3PM there will be a community picnic/tailgate celebration with kids activities, food trucks and vendors. The Center is located at 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway in Arrington, VA. For more information, please call 434-263-8366.