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For many years, Juneteenth has been under-recognized and under-celebrated. Juneteenth marks the nation’s second Independence Day and should be a national pride as a significant milestone in American history.

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This year, we will continue to blaze trails to help create the platform for the nation to come together to celebrate Juneteenth and host one of the largest Juneteenth celebrations in America.

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This year’s celebration will span 3 days

DAY 1 - June 15th

Evening

Juneteenth Honors 2023

Location: Warner Theatre, 513 13th St NW, Washington, DC Time: 7:00 PM  The Juneteenth Honors is an awards and music show that commemorates our national Juneteenth holiday and the freedom of enslaved African Americans in 1865. It is an upscale production that highlights Black excellence, our history, and the achievements of African American luminaries. This year we’re going to the Warner Theater, a location steeped in a long local history of hosting the best of African American performers in the primo enanthate District of Columbia. Guests at the Honors will be joined by some of the world’s largest names in entertainment, music, and culture. Think the Grammys but better, with an emphasis on black culture, music, and entertainment.

The Honors will be followed by an elegant afterparty where guests will enjoy the company of award presenters, recipients, and musical guests from the Honors.

We will also be joined by Grammy award-winning artists such as Ashanti, Ja Rule, and many others.

DAY 2 - June 16th

Day

Book and bike giveaway

Location: Franklin Park, Washington, DC

Time: 9:00 AM

Get ready for an exciting event that combines the joy of reading with the thrill of biking! As June rolls in and the kids are out of school, The Juneteenth Foundation is hosting a Bike and Book giveaway on Friday, June 16 at Franklin Park in Washington, DC with a day filled with fun, fitness, and a love for learning. This unique event aims to bring smiles to young faces while encouraging physical activity and a passion for literature.

DAY 3 - June 17th

Day

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel Discussion + Career Fair

Location: Virtual and In-Person at the Conrad Hotel, 950 New York Ave, Washington, DC 

Time: 10:00 AM

The Juneteenth Career Fair will provide job seekers access to some of the nation’s largest and recognizable brands and corporations. Representatives from these brands will share industry insights and resources tailored to diverse candidates. The fair will feature career panels focused on cultural challenges in the corporate workspace and issues for diverse applicants and breakout sessions where industry experts and attendees will have the chance to meet more intimately to explore resources, discuss and answer more in-depth questions.

Evening

Freedom Festival Community Block Party

Location: Franklin Park, Washington DC

Time: 5:00 – 9:00 PM

Come out to Franklin Square Park and enjoy a complimentary event featuring music and community at the newly renovated in downtown Washington D.C.  The Freedom Festival Community Block Party is a family-friendly event with live music, games, and activities for us all to celebrate Juneteenth everyone. 

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