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.
First flown in 2000, the Juneteenth flag was designed by Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration.
Saturday, June 17, 2023 at Dorey Park
Join Henrico Recreation & Parks for a vendor fair, kids zone, food trucks, and entertainment. FREE and open to the public!
4:00 PM – Gates Open
4:00-8:00 PM – Vendor Fair & Kids’ Zone
4:00-10:00 PM – Entertainment
9:45 PM – Fireworks Finale
(Subject to change)
4:00 PM – Drumline & Community Groups
4:30 PM – Henrico County Welcome
4:40 PM – Drumline & Akoma de Gado
5:30 PM – Bak N Da Day
7:00 PM – Libation by Desiree Roots
8:00 PM – Mighty Joshua
9:45 PM – Fireworks Finale
We’re excited to welcome Joi Fultz and Luke Porter from CBS6 as the 2023 Juneteenth emcees!
|Acts of Faith and More||J’adore Jolie Boutique|
|Afrocentric Glimmer||Julie Atlas Photography|
|Against All Odds||K D Sports LLC|
|AKA Sorority, Inc. Omega Rho Omega Chapter||Keylee Flair|
|Anthem HealthKeepers, Inc||KIPM|
|Arlene’s Accessories||Lakicks Handbags & Accessories, LLC|
|AT&T||Learning with Michelle|
|Author Welford L Williams Jr||Lessons for Life|
|Bakers Therapy by Marie||Lovell’s 31, LLC|
|Barbara J. Hobson||M & M Creative Arts|
|Becoming You Lifestyle Management||Madria’s Bakery|
|Bernie’s Baked Goods||Mary Kay Cosmetics|
|BinspirA LLC||Mindful Reign|
|Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia||Mr. G Imports|
|Black Is Love||Mrs Marcy’s Homemades|
|Black Society for Economic & Social Transform.||Nu Attitude LLC|
|Busibee Jewelry Designs||Oak Street Health Broad Rock Primary Care Clinic|
|C&A Closet Chronicles||Office of Equity & Diversity HCPS|
|C. Miller||Office Space Publishing|
|Child’s Play||Oh that’s fancy jewels|
|College of Graduate Studies at Virginia State University||Paint our Future|
|Color & Culture, LLC||Parsons Fine Art Services / Todd Parsons Designs|
|CreativeAfro, LLC||Pink Cosmos and Canvas|
|DELMAI & Co. Skinn||Richmond Region Tourism – Visit BLK RVA|
|Dr. Kimberly A. Matthews, LLC||Sauny Health Insurance Services|
|Freedom Virginia||Sharon Matthews Fortune, LPC, CSAC|
|Friends of East End Cemetery||Sherrybee Apiary|
|GladLee Adorn U Jewelry & Accessory by Lady Li (Paparazzi)||Shine Sis|
|Harold’s Screen Print T-Shirt||Something Sweet Favors & Tees|
|Headquarters Hair Styling Salon||Stratford Hall Historic Preserve|
|Henrico County Democrats||The American Civil War Museum|
|Henrico County Public Library||The Unconventional Life|
|Henrico HEROES Mentoring Program||Touch’D by Jahmari|
|Henrico NAACP Branch 7077-B||US Realty One|
|Honee Beaz||Virginia Capital Trail Foundation|
|House of Aromas, LLC||Visually Spoken|
|House of Haule, LLC||Waisted with Raee: African Waist Beads|
|Humana||Walker for Delegate|
|Intercept Health Treatment Foster Care||WE Unite, LLC|
|Iota Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.||Women Conquering Life Inc|
|It’s Essential Cosmetics|
|Boka Tako||Asian fusion tacos|
|Jamaica JamRock Kitchen||Oxtail, curry goat, and other Jamaican cuisine|
|Mayfield’s Concessionaire||Fish, chicken, gyros, sausage, steak subs, and more|
|Mobile Yum Yum||Caribbean soul food with vegan options|
|The Original Ronnie’s BBQ||BBQ – Sandwiches, Fish|
|RVA Street Foodies||street tacos, lemonade|
|Sandtopia||Phillys, wings, fish, falafel, and more|
|Superbowlz||Cheesesteak, wings, burgers, and fries|
|Trini 1 Stop||Caribbean/Trinidad food|
|American Fruity Smoothies||Smoothies, funnel cakes, fried oreos|
|Dwater Ice D’Lights||Italian ice and gelato|
|Enjoy Ice Cream||Prepackaged ice cream|
|Fruit Bowl||Fresh fruit and smoothie bowls|
|Sweet Temptations||Baked goods and icees|
Public Health Reminder: Bring plenty of water and sunscreen! The CDC recommends sunscreen regardless of age or skin tone.
Henrico County Staff will be directing traffic in and out of the event. Please note: there are two entrances into the park.
Once parked, guests will be walking to the event area along designated paths.
We recommend guests take 295. Directions:
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.
Accessible parking spaces will be available to those with a disabled 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.
We are pleased to offer ASL interpretation at Juneteenth! Look for designated seating areas located near the stage.