Juneteenth Celebration
  • Presented By: Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs
  • 6/13/2023, 6/17/2023, 6/18/2023
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Price: FREE

Join the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department for a month of activities honoring Juneteenth, a celebration of freedom!

June 13: NOON: BLACK RESISTANCE: EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY Panel moderated by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Endowed Professor of Virginia Black History and Culture, and emeritus director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies at Norfolk State University. FREE VIRTUAL

June 17: 9 a.m. to NOON: VBGIGS PRESENTS VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER IN THE VIBE CREATIVE DISTRICT Kick o Juneteenth weekend with an array of performers from the Virginia African American Cultural Center (VAACC)! Offering performing arts, artifacts, and information, VAACC, with new Executive Director Tamar Smithers, will educate and connect audiences with the importance of Juneteenth, which honors the long-awaited news of emancipation in the U.S. in 1865. This celebration will bring surprise performers together with craers and the biggest farm to table market at the oceanfront, located in the heart of the ViBe Creative District. FREE @ ViBe Creative District Outdoor Stage 1810 Cypress Ave., Virginia Beach

June 18: 3 - 5 p.m. AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC MONTH CELEBRATING JUNETEENTH! The Fuzz Band takes the stage outside of the Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum for a soulful celebration of music and history! Keep an eye out for new museum exhibits and the unveiling of a special artifact! FREE @ Outside Renaissance Academy 5100 Cleveland St. Virginia Beach