Juneteenth celebrates the 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.
On Saturday, June 18, join Henrico Recreation & Parks at Dorey Park for a vendor fair, kids zone, food trucks and entertainment, including fireworks. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Interested in participating as a vendor?
- Download and complete a vendor application
- Submit applications by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline is May 27
4-8 p.m. – Vendor Fair & Kids Zone
4-9:30 p.m. – Entertainment & Food Trucks
9:15 p.m. – Fireworks
Dorey Park 2999 Darbytown Road, Henrico VA 23231