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Juneteenth Celebration 2022

June 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.

Juneteenth Celebration

On Saturday, June 18, join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for a vendor fair, kids zone, food trucks, and entertainment, including fireworks! FREE and open to the public!

*Event Notes*

– Fireworks begin at 9:15pm
– You must be IN the park prior to 9:00pm  to watch the fireworks (You’ll want to be there for the evening entertainment anyways!)
Darbytown Road will be CLOSED from 9-9:30pm (between Strath and Monahan), for safety purposes

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Event Timeline

4:00 PM – Gates Open
4:00-8:00 PM – Vendor Fair & Kids’ Zone
4:00-9:00 PM – Entertainment & Food Trucks
9:15 PM – Fireworks Finale

Stage Performances (Subject to change)

4:00 PM – Drumline Battle
4:30 PM – Evolution of a Black Girl (Morgan McCoy)
5:10 PM – HCPS Black Student Union
5:20 PM – Beat Box by Isaiah James
5:25 PM – Akoma de Gado Dance & Drum Performance Ensemble
7:20 PM – Libation
7:30 PM – “Lift Every Voice & Sing” (Desiree Roots)
7:45 PM – Henrico County Welcome
8:00 PM – Brencore Allstars Motown Tribute Concert
9:15 PM – Fireworks Finale

Event Vendors

Event Vendors & Map

A Mother’s Touch Cleaning RVA Honee Beez
Acts of Faith and More House of Aromas, LLC
Aetna Medicare House of Haule, LLC
Afrocentric Glimmer Intercept Health TFC
American Civil War Museum Jacqueline T. Johnson – Author
Arlene’s Accessories Jay Sharpe, LLC
Author Welford L. Williams, Jr. Keylee Flair
Bakers Therapy by Marie KIPM
Bedazzled Us, LLC Lakicks Handbags & Accessories, LLC
Better Than Ever Design Library of Virginia
Black Girls Do Bike Richmond LifeNet Health
Black Society for Economic & Social Transform. Living with Grace
Blankets by Boo Lovell’s 31, LLC
BusiBees Jewelry Designs Maria’s treasures (Paparazzi)
C. Miller Paint our Future
C.E. Horsley Agency Farmers Insurance Patrong Enterprises, Inc.
Child’s Play Pink Cosmos and Canvas
Color & Culture, LLC Reconciliation Church of God in Christ
Comfort Zone Candles & Body Care Richmond Region Tourism – Visit BLK RVA
Scents and Things
Denise Watson, Your Neighborhood Expert Sharon Matthews Fortune, LPC, CSAC
Divine Crowns, LLC Shine Sis
Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews, LLC Something Sweet Party Favors
Eclectic Clozet Strut Handbags & Jewelry
Empowering Youth for Positive Change The Keys in Richmond
Enchanted Beauty Brand The Painter’s Poetree & Jariety
Ethnic Folk Art & More Tierra J. Designs
Fobbs Quality Sign, LLC U.S. Army
Friends of East End Cemetery U.S. Government
Friends of Sons and Daughters of Ham, Inc. Urban Wranglers RVA, LLC
HCPS – Office of Equity & Diversity VCU Massey Cancer Center
HCPS – Family & Community Engagement Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
Henrico County Public Libraries Virginia Career Works
Henrico Federal Credit Union Visually Spoken
Henrico NAACP Watford Notary Services
Henrico PAL
Henrico Police Department


J&R Food Service American – Fish, Chicken, Subs
Lady Sharon’s Soul Food Soul Food – Chicken, Fish
Mobile Yum Yum Caribbean – Jerk Chicken, Curry
Sandtopia American – Chicken, Subs, Fish, Burgers
The Original Ronnie’s BBQ BBQ – Sandwiches, Fish
Virginia Vendor Food Services American – Burgers, Subs, Hot dogs


Dwater Ice D’Lights Italian Ice, Nachos
Elite Treats & Eats Packaged Ice Cream
Kona Ice Shaved Ice
Pop’s Kettle Corn Kettle Corn
Scoops Handscooped Ice Cream
SNO Fields Shaved Ice
Soul Ice Lemonade/Limeade, Tacos
Sweet Temptations Homemade Desserts

What To Bring

Not Ok!
Outside Food/Drink Alcohol
Blankets/Chairs Tents/Large Umbrellas
Water Large coolers
Sunscreen Grills/Tailgating
Comfortable Shoes Drones

Public Health Reminder: Bring plenty of water and sunscreen! The CDC recommends sunscreen regardless of age or skin tone.

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 extra time to leave Dorey Park. Although Henrico County Staff will be assisting with traffic, there will be a lot of vehicles on the property.

*Event Notes*
– Fireworks begin at 9:15pm
– You must be IN the park prior to 9:00pm  to watch the fireworks (You’ll want to be there for the evening entertainment anyways!)
Darbytown Road will be CLOSED from 9-9:30pm (between Strath and Monahan), for safety purposes


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.


June 18, 2022
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-7275
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Dorey Park
2999 Darbytown Road
Henrico, VA 23231 United States
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(804) 652-1440
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