For Twenty Years, the Juneteenth Festival has been an arena to educate and promote cultural enlightenment and diversity to the residents of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Juneteenth is the oldest known festival to celebrate the end of slavery. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, June 15 th , 2019 at the Exmore Town Park Exmore, Virginia from 12 Noon to 4:00 PM. Registration for the “Walk for Good Health” hosted by the Community Unity Day Coalition and Sickle Cell Association will begin at 10:00 am. This is a Family Fun Day Event. On Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:00 P.M to 5:00 PM Gospel Extravaganza “Tribute to Fathers” Admission is free and open to the public. No alcohol is permitted.
The Eastern Shore’s Annual Juneteenth Festival celebrates African-American freedom, encourages strong family structure, and emphasizes the importance of the deep belief in liberty and equality for every citizen. It is important for the community to be informed about the historical significance of the Eastern Shore as it relates to slavery.
This year’s Juneteenth Festival will be combined with a health fair to encourage and educate Eastern Shore residents on healthy living practices. Co-sponsored by Eastern Shore Community Service Net Work Inc.; Northampton NAACP Health Committee, Bethel Baptist Church Health Committee and Northampton Medical Services Foundation.
The celebration will begin with the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, Gospel performances, Poetic reflection, Music, Games/Contest, Food and much more.