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Juneteenth Celebration

A Day of celebration, culture & history. Enjoy food vendors, authors, Black-Owned Businesses, Vintage cars and more at the ReStore.

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Juneteenth Celebration
Juneteenth Celebration

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2022, 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Powhatan, 1922 Urbine Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139, USA

About the Event

Habitat-Powhatan will host the second annual Juneteenth Celebration Sat., June 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lawn beside the ReStore at 1922 Urbine Road. Come participate in a family-friendly, fun day. The event will feature food and desserts for purchase, authors, historians, artisans and more.

Powhatan’s own EPIC Fit will host a free fitness class at 9:30 a.m. on the lawn. Powhatan Cruizers car club will display their vintage automobiles.

The ReStore also will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t miss the 50-percent-off furniture sale that day.

Taste Good Authentic Jamaican food truck will be on site as will locally owned Planet Snowcone. Everything is Taste also will feature a menu of grilled chicken, hamburgers and hotdogs and fried fish along with sides. Dinners-to-go will be available.

Habitat-Powhatan’s Juneteenth Celebration will also feature a number of other Black-owned businesses including locally owned The Cozy Headband and Kingland Valley Farms, which will be selling produce grown in Powhatan.

As I reflect on last year’s Juneteenth Day, it was an extraordinary and didactic event. The attendees observed the various artifacts and asked interesting questions & most importantly reflected on this important day in African American history.

Juneteenth Day is important to me, because it gives me the opportunity to honor my ancestors. They encountered many challenges and endured sacrifices throughout their journey to freedom. My ancestors never gave up but persevered with hope, faith and love. Today, they would be so proud of our invaluable accomplishments. The main goal is to make a difference and an impact by engaging the attendees in meaningful dialogues as we commemorate our freedom.” as described by Grace Anderson-Hawkins, oral & visual historian/storyteller.

Later in the day, also don't miss " Juneteenth — The Longest Running African American Holiday" from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Powhatan African American Cultural Arts Museum.

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