A group of black people in costumes march in the Juneteenth parade in Annapolis, MD.

Luke Thompson Photography

Annapolis Juneteenth Parade & Festival


Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration Parade
June 18, 2022, 12 pm - 2 pm
Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration Festival
June 18, 2022, 2 pm- 9:30 pm


A group of black women singing on a stage
Enjoy the festival's music, heritage, history, and culture immediately following the Annapolis Juneteenth Parade.
Image courtesy of Luke Thompson Photography.


History of Juneteenth


'The mission of the Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration is to commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved Africans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. Although the Emancipation Proclamation had been issued over two years prior, the news was withheld from many enslaved Africans. Today, we celebrate the freedom and continued legacy of resistance, empowerment, and community building.' - Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration Committee.



Bring the entire family out to enjoy the FREE parade, festival, and fireworks in Maryland's charming capital, featuring Avery*Sunshine, Chuck Brown Band, Koryn Hawthorne, Pastor Mike, Jr., Beverly Crawford, and the Annapolis Juneteenth Choir, and more! For more information, visit them at theannapolisjuneteenth.org.