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June 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Juneteenth celebrates enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation reaching the westernmost Confederate state of Texas. The Proclamation went into effect in 1863, but this news was purposefully withheld from enslaved people until the arrival of Union troops in Galveston Bay, Texas on June 19, 1865.

Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

Join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for fireworks, live music performances (feat. Plunky & Oneness and Bak N Da Day), food trucks, a vendor fair, live history interpreters, and games for kids. FREE and open to the public! No registration needed.

In collaboration with Evolution 400, HCPS Black Student Union, and Henrico County NAACP.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.


 

Important Notes: Park entry will close at 9pm, or earlier if event capacity is reached.

Event Timeline

1:00pm – Gates open
All Day – Food trucks
1:20pm – HCPS Black Student Union performs “NO CHAINS”
1:35pm – “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
2:00pm – Elegba Folklore Society
3:00pm – Bak N Da Day
4:15 pm – Happiness Dance Studios

1-5pm – Vendor fair, activities for kids (inflatable games and historic games such as hoop rolling, stilts, sack races), roaming historical interpreters, car club expo by Urban Wranglers RVA and Urban Jeepz New England

5:00pm – Ezibu Muntu
7:00pm – Plunky & Oneness
9:00pm – Fireworks Finale

 

What To Bring

Ok!
Not Ok!
Outside Food/Drink Alcohol
Blankets/Chairs Tents/large umbrellas
Water Large coolers
Sunscreen Grills
Comfortable Shoes Drones
Public Health Reminder: Bring plenty of water and sunscreen! The CDC recommends sunscreen regardless of age or skin tone.

 

Concessions

Mone’s Cake Pops Sweet Temptations by Teresa Soul-Ice
Sandtopia Jus Cukn American Fruity Smoothies
Grapevine Restaurant* Four Brothers* Mobile Yum Yum
J&R Food Services Ronnie’s BBQ

* = Vegetarian Options.

 

Event App

Stay up-to-date on event info by downloading our event app! The app will contain an event map, and lists of vendors, food trucks, and performers.
 
How to download:
 
  1. Go to the app store on your phone.
  2. Search for EventMobi.
  3. Download EventMobi to your phone.
  4. Enter Event Code: “JuneteenthHENRICO” and hit the + button.
  5. Tap “Launch App.”
  6. Enter your email address and tap continue.
  7. Enter your name and create a password. Tap continue.
  8. You are now an attendee of the event! You will not have to enter this info again, just tap the app icon to launch it. Be sure to allow push notifications so we can update you with event info.

Getting There

Henrico County Staff will be directing traffic in and out of the event. Please note: you may be directed to use the new entrance into the park.

Once parked, guests will be walking to the event area along designated paths. Accessible parking and shuttling is available.

We recommend guests take 295. Directions:

  • Take Exit 22 (Varina)
  • Turn right onto Doran Road
  • Turn left onto Darbytown Road and follow the direction of Henrico Police
  • Turn left into Dorey Park

Once in the park, please stay on pedestrian pathways and avoid walking on roadways.

At the conclusion of the event, please plan an extra hour or two to leave Dorey Park. Although Henrico County Staff will be assisting with traffic, there will be a lot of vehicles on the property.

Accessibility

For your safety, please keep in mind that the weather is likely to be hot! Accessible parking spaces will be available to those with a handicap license plate or placard. Spots are limited, and we may be using a golf cart shuttle service to transport guests from reserved handicap parking to the event area. From handicap parking, guests will need to walk up to 0.1 mile into the event viewing space. Accessible restrooms will be open.

Details

Date:
June 19, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
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Organizer

Recreation and Parks
Phone:
(804) 501-7275
Email:
henrec@henrico.us
Website:
henrico.us/rec

Venue

Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, VA 23231 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(804) 652-1440
Website:
https://henrico.us/rec/places/dorey/
 
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