June 18 through 20The original Emancipation Proclamation will be on display at the National Archives in Washington, DC
June 18Adams Morgan Movie Nights features Race on Tuesday, celebrating Juneteenth!
Race is a 2016 biographical drama film about African-American athlete Jesse Owens, who won a record-breaking four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games.
June 18Virtual Fighters for Freedom Juneteenth Conversation
Explore how artist William H. Johnson depicted the history behind the fight for freedom and the abolition of slavery in the United States in this exciting virtual talk. SAAM’s Augusta Savage Curator of African American Art, Dalila Scruggs, will moderate a conversation between Hampton University Art Museum Curator of Collections, Kenlontae’ Turner, and SAAM’s Teacher Institutes Educator, Phoebe Hillemann, as they discuss two key works on loan from the Hampton University Art Museum, as well as other works featured in SAAM’s Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice exhibition.
June 19 – Black Georgetown Foundation Day of service and learning at DC’s oldest Black cemeteries
This Juneteenth, they invite friends and visitors to tour the cemeteries and then volunteer to clean up, pull invasive weeds, preserve grave markers, fill in holes, and beautify the landscape. There is a lot to do, and no experience is necessary.
June 19 Juneteenth for the City at Bread for the City’s Michelle Obama Southeast Center
This family-friendly block party in the heart of Anacostia will feature a local Black-owned business marketplace, food, live performances, and educational sessions, all rooted in Black culture and history.
June 19 – Book Launch of 111 Places in Black Culture That You Must Not Miss at Ben’s Chili Bowl
Whether you have visited Washington, DC several times or have been here all your life, 111 Places In Black Culture in Washington, DC That You Must Not Miss will give you some surprising new insights into the city.
June 19: Juneteenth Extended Concert featuring performances at The Wharf
An extended Rock the Dock concert to celebrate Juneteenth. The free concert on the Transit Pier features:
-3:00pm: Too Much Talent Band
-5:00pm: JoGo Project
-7:00pm: Be’la Dona
June 19Juneteenth Freedom Celebration hosted by Anacostia Community Museum
A day-long celebration to gather with family, friends, and neighbors to honor the present and reflect on shared tradition and history.
The Juneteenth Main Stage is hosted by BeMo Brown with sounds all day by Ebb King.
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: DuPont Brass
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Alex Vaughn
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Too Much Talent Band
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: CuzzinB
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.: Noochie
June 19D.C. United Activations and Initiatives for Their Juneteenth Theme Night Match
On Wednesday, June 19 against Atlanta United FC at Audi Field will honor the historical significance of Juneteenth and Black history with several matchday events and activations for fans to celebrate this year. Full activation list can found in the hyperlink above.
June 19 – Freedom Black-Owned Marketplace at the National Harbor 
Celebrate Juneteenth at National Harbor and visit the Freedom Day Black-Owned Marketplace in the Capital Canopy. Support the community and check out a variety of businesses, food vendors and more.
June 19 – Colors of Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration
Join Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council for a vibrant and inspiring celebration of Juneteenth at our “Colors of Freedom” Sip and Paint event inside Arts’tination! This FREE event offers a blend of creativity, community, and cultural reflection, inviting participants to commemorate the historic day of freedom in a colorful and artistic way.
June 19 – Juneteenth Holiday at Market Square
Join the Office of Historic Alexandria’s Division of African American History for storytelling and music that celebrate Juneteenth and African American heritage. The Washington Revels Jubilee Voices will present a lively, interactive concert featuring traditional music, dance, and spoken word that celebrates Juneteenth, local stories, history, and the enduring legacy of the African American quest for freedom and equality. This presentation is co-sponsored by Washington Revels and the Office of Historic Alexandria.

This events guide functions as a resource for discovering and immersing yourself in your city, fostering a celebration and deeper understanding of Black culture through the vehicle of the arts and culture. This events guide is not a sponsored post, and I have no affiliation with the mentioned event organizers.

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