Juneteenth is a celebration that commemorates Black freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It was initially marked as the day all slavery ended in the United States.

Washington, D.C.

3400 11th St NW, Ste 200

Columbia Heights Day Festival

The best local DC street party is back and you’re invited!! There will be a celebration of diversity and community on June 17 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment.

Anacostia Park: 1900 Anacostia Dr., SE

Juneteenth Celebration: BBQ, Art Pop-Up, Storytelling

The Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ – DC and ONE DC organizations are scheduled to host a free community cook-out, including community storytelling, spoken word, hip-hop, graphic arts, and more on June 17 from 1 p.m.-5p.m. in Anacostia Park, 1900 Anacostia Dr., SE.

African American Civil War Museum: 1925 Vermont Ave, NW

Juneteenth Lecture 2017

The Acumen Group is scheduled to hold a Juneteenth Lecture, “Out of Bondage, Into the Fire: Personhood After Emancipation” on June 17 at the African American Civil War Museum, 1925 Vermont Ave, NW from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Capitol Heights, Md.

Walker Mill Regional Park: 8840 Walker Mill Road

Annual Juneteenth Celebration

The celebration will include live entertainment, genealogy workshops, children’s activities, exhibitions and historical interpretation. It will take place at Walker Mill Regional Park, 8840 Walker Mill Road on June 17 from noon to 5 p.m.