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Juneteenth 2023

June 17, 2023 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.

First flown in 2000, the Juneteenth flag was designed by Ben Haith, founder of the National Juneteenth Celebration.

Learn more about Juneteenth’s history and traditions.

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!

If you have any questions, please call (804) 652-1421 or email [email protected].

*Event Notes*

  • Fireworks begin at 9:45pm
  • You must be IN the park prior to 9:30pm  to watch the fireworks (You’ll want to be there for the evening entertainment anyways!)

Helpful Links:

Event Timeline

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

Stage Performances

(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!

Activities & Displays

  • Community Art Project – Interactive painting mural
  • Department of Defense – Joint Base Andrews
  • United States Department of Agriculture
  • Face Painting – by Creative Faces by Stephanie
  • John Deere Barrel Train Rides
  • “The Eliminator” Inflatable
  • Obstacle Course Inflatables
  • Bouncy Houses
  • Large Inflatable Slides
  • Interactive Football and Basketball Inflatables Games/Challenges

Event Vendors

Event Vendor List & Map

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
Chick-fil-A Chicken sandwiches
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

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: 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:

  • 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.

Accessibility & ASL Interpreters

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.


June 17, 2023
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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