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Date(s) - 06/19/2024
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Metropolitan Park


You’re invited to a joyous Juneteenth Celebration & Cookout!

This family-friendly event commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Africans and honors African American culture and heritage. June 19 marks the day when the US Army arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people were freed.  Juneteenth honors the end to slavery in the United States. The 2024 theme is “What freedom means to me.”

Honor and celebrate the strength, determination, resilience, and integrity of those who weathered in the pursuit of liberation and freedom!

Come join us for an evening of celebration and reflection at Metropolitan Park as we commemorate Juneteenth, a pivotal moment in American history. This in-person event will feature live music, cultural performances, delicious food, and activities for all ages.

Let’s honor the past, celebrate the present, and look toward a brighter future together. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate freedom!
Admission: Free and open to the public
Rain or Shine!
Please sign up to reserve your spot https://tinyurl.com/juneteentharlington

AHS is proud to partner with the Arlington Coalition of Black Clergy, NAACP Arlington Branch; the non-profit, Challenging Racism; and the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington on this federal holiday that is unique in the world.  It became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021.

AHS will have information about African American history in Arlington, Memorializing the Enslaved of Arlington, as well as how to preserve your own history.

Many thanks to our sponsors”Amazon, the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union, the Arlington Community Foundation, and Howard University Television.