On Saturday, June 17, Richmond’s Nichol Park will come alive for the annual Juneteenth Family Day Parade & Festival.
The free community event features a parade that begins at Marina Way and Cutting Boulevard at 9 a.m., followed by a family-friendly festival at Nichol Park (Macdonald Ave. and 31st Street) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Former longtime Richmond Councilman Nat Bates will be the parade’s grand marshal. The park festival will feature live music on two stages, food, contests, children’s activities, and more.
The festival is held annually, not just in Richmond but across the country, to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on June 19 in 1865.
Richmond’s event is sponsored by the National Brotherhood Alliance, the city and several local corporate partners as listed in this flyer: