Richmond’s Nicholl Park will fill with food, music, and festivities this Saturday, June 16, to commemorate Juneteenth.
The free community event begins with a parade that starts at 10am at Kennedy High School (4300 Cutting Blvd) and ends in Nicholl park (at 31st and MacDonald), where booths and activities will be set up for a fun-filled day from 11am-6pm.
The festival will feature a wide array of activities, including live music, fun for children, food stands, health screenings, and resource booths from multiple community organizations. The festival is sponsored by the Neighborhood Block Association, the City of Richmond, and Chevron Richmond.
Juneteenth is an annual celebration to remember June 19, 1865, the day that Union soldiers landed in Galveston, Texas, with news that the war had ended, marking their emancipation.
Above photo courtesy of Mayor Tom Butt, taken from Juneteenth celebration in 2012