Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth Celebration to be held June 15, 2019 in Exmore Town Park
Posted on 05/03/2019

Free family event for the entire ESVA community celebrating unity and diversity. Educational exhibits, music, food and more.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery
in the U.S., a landmark event that occurred on June 19, 1865.


A Celebration of Diversity and Healthy Living

Juneteenth Festival flyer

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 15th, 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” will perform in Exmore Park. 
 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.
We invite Historical Displays, Exhibitors, Youth Activities, Informational booths about non-profit organizations, Greek Fraternity/Sorority, Inc., Agencies, businesses and vendors.

The celebration will begin with the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, Emancipation ProclamationGospel performances, poetic reflection, music, games/contests, food and much more.

Vendor spaces are available. For more information on the festival activities or becoming a vendor, please contact:
 Jane Cabarrus at (757) 442-2139, Cell (804) 513-0532 or
Barbara Boggs for informational booth at 757-678-2137.

 PO Box 1004
Nassawadox, Virginia 23413

Emancipation Proclamation