Juneteenth 2022 Statewide Celebrations

Juneteenth, short for June nineteenth, commemorates the day when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom in 1865 - a full two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This day marks the end of slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. 

This weekend there are events happening across the state to honor and celebrate Juneteenth. Many events include free food, music performances, speakers, and more. We've compiled a list of some of them below. If you know of an event we have missed, please send an email to [email protected] and we will add it.


Southwest Vermont Juneteenth Celebration

Saturday, June 18th | 12pm

Mount Anthony Union Middle School


Celebrate Juneteenth & Opening "In A Different Hue: Race and Representation" Exhibit

Sunday, June 19th | 11am to 4pm

Old Stone Brownington House


Juneteenth: A Love Story

Friday, June 17th - June 19th

Multiple events, locations, and times

The Black Experience

Saturday, June 18th | 4pm to 7pm

Battery Park


Juneteenth 2022: Building Legacies That Matter (space is limited; registration required)

Saturday, June 18th | 12pm to 4pm and Sunday, June 19th | 11am to 1pm

Clemmons Family Farm


Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 19th | 1pm to 3pm

Forth Ethan Allen Parade Grounds


Juneteenth Hair Clinics hosted by NAACP (space is limited; registration required)

Sunday, June 19th | 9am to 5pm

St. Alban's

Juneteenth/Pride Celebration

Sunday, June 19th | 2pm to 6pm

9 Church Street, St. Alban's Museum/St. Paul's parking lot

White River Junction/Hartford

Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 19th | 3:30 to 6pm

Lyman Point Park


Historic Marker Celebration (read more about Dinah, the woman honored by the marker, in VT Digger)

Saturday, June 18th | 10:30am

70 State Street


Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 19th | 3pm to 8pm

Rotary Park