Per Montgomery County:
Montgomery County’s 24th Juneteenth Celebration will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts located in Germantown, Maryland.
County Executive Marc Elrich in coordination with the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights is hosting the 24th Juneteenth Celebration will be held at the BlackRock Center for the Arts located at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown on Saturday June 19th.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War was over and that the enslaved were to be freed. This event is created to inform and educate the community about an incredibly important moment in U.S. history that is often forgotten and left uncelebrated.
This is a free family-friendly event and all are encouraged to “share the event” on their social media pages. Please RSVP to receive a day of reminder email with the direct link to the event and any additional announcements. Although not necessary, we encourage you to RSVP for the total number of expected attendees.
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Arts, Food, Music, Documentaries, and More
Come enjoy a free public event filled with activities that the whole family can enjoy the ENTIRE day both inside and outside on the lawn. From African American dance classes to educational documentaries, from an art gallery to paint and sips, from awards program to a lineup of music outside on the lawn. Event activities will be posted soon including our lineup of entertainment.