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Juneteenth and 15+ things to do in the DC area – NBC4 Washington


Juneteenth, a national holiday marking the end of slavery in the United States, is on Sunday.

It is called the second Independence Day of the United States. It’s a day of activism, learning about black history and joy – often observed with picnics and red food.

Free community celebrations in the DC area include Steps to Freedom: A Memory of June 19 (Thursday, concerts at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Alexandria), the National Archives June 16 family day (Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.), Prince George’s County Juneteenth Hybrid Festival (Saturday, Watkins Regional Park, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.), Sisters’ supper on June 19 (Saturday, 2 p.m.-6 p.m., Oxon Run Park), the Fauquier County Juneteenth 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration (Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia) and a Juneteenth: Celebrating Freedom Day (Sunday 2 p.m.-4 p.m., Port National).

Here’s our complete roundup of June 19 celebrations, events, and celebrations.

The weekend has many reasons to come together.

Megaproducer and musician Pharrell Williams will bring thousands to the National Mall to celebrate Juneteenth and hear music from big-name artists.

There’s also Father’s Day and a special moment for Nationals fans as the team retires Ryan Zimmerman’s No. 11 jersey.

More events and things to do in DC, Maryland and Virginia this weekend

Thursday pick
Sunset Cinema at the Wharf: “Black Panther”
June 16, 7:30 p.m.
Transit pier at the wharf

The whole family is invited to watch Marvel’s “Black Panther.”

something in the water
Friday to Sunday
Independence Avenue

Something in the Water will offer three days of music against the backdrop of the United States Capitol and the Washington Monument. Passes cost $449.50 including fees.

The eclectic lineup includes Chloe X Halle, Calvin Harris, Dave Matthews Band, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, Run the Jewels, TI and Usher. 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator, who recently released a new song with Pharrell, are set to take the stage. Go-go musicians Backyard Band, Rare Essence and Sound of the City will also perform.

What’s up on the weekend
Saturday and Sunday

Enjoy free, expert-led tours of 25 sites in the DC area, including Howard University, Theodore Roosevelt Island, the National Cathedral, Watergate Complex, National Cathedral and more. The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial tours are fully accessible and the Gallaudet University tour will be led by an ASL guide with voice interpreters. You must pre-register for all tours.

Ryan Zimmermann Weekend
Friday and Saturday
National Park

Ryan Zimmerman has played his entire MLB career for Washington, and no other Nationals player will wear number 11 after his jersey was retired this weekend.

Honor Zimmerman’s career Friday and Saturday as the Nats take on the Phillies at Nationals Park. Friday’s game (scheduled for 7:05 p.m.) will include a live Q&A with Ryan Zimmerman and other former Nats players, as well as a Budweiser-sponsored employee #11 jersey giveaway to the 25,000 first fans aged 21 and over.

The retirement ceremony will begin at 3:15 p.m. before Saturday’s game at 4:35 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and the first 10,000 fans under the age of 12 will receive a t-shirt.

Alexandria Harbor Festival
Friday 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday 1 p.m.-9 p.m.
waterfront park

Jazz concerts, poetry readings and craft beers from the Port City Brewing Company take center stage at this free festival at Alexandria’s Waterfront Park. There will also be an open house aboard the tall ship Providence (1-4 p.m. Saturday).

14th Annual Columbia Heights Day
Saturday, 11am-6pm
Heights of Colombia

This street festival spans various locations in Columbia Heights and features a long list of activities. Beginning with a puppet show at Tubman Elementary School and ending with a performance by DJ DinoVersace at the 14th and Girard Stage, this event showcases everything the Columbia Heights community has to offer. Participating businesses will offer special discounts to attendees, including a $10 sample cookie from Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats Bakery. This event is free and open to the public.

Chinatown Community Festival 2022
Saturday, 11am-2pm
Chinatown Park, I Street NW (corner of 5th Street and Massachusetts Avenue)

The Mayor’s Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) presents a celebration of diverse Asian communities in DC, with lion dance performances, a tai chi demonstration, henna design, calligraphy and sellers. The celebration includes a free walk-in COVID vaccination clinic from DC Health, offering vaccines for ages 5 and up. Register to attend this free event.

ZERO prostate cancer run/walk
Saturday, registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Pentagon Row Courtyard (1101 S. Joyce St., Arlington, Virginia)

Prostate cancer is very treatable if caught early – and that’s why ZERO wants to raise awareness and funds to help fight the disease. This family walk and run offers several events to try, as well as a virtual option.

Free choice
” Here ! Exhibition “A Latino History of the United States”
Open on Saturday
National Museum of American History

Dubbed “the first physical presence of the National Museum of Latino Americans,” this bilingual exhibit explores the cultural heritage of Latinos in the United States. It opens on Saturday.

Over The Edge for SOME
Saturday, 9am-5pm
Washington Hilton

Thrill seekers can abseil 150 feet from the Washington Hilton for the benefit of So Others Might Eat (SOME). There are 50 places available. To participate, you must pay a $50 fee and pledge to raise at least $1,500 for this charity.

The Children’s Science Center Lab celebrates its 7th anniversary
Saturday; timed entry sessions begin at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Children’s Science Center Lab in Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, Virginia

This laboratory dedicated to introducing children to STEM celebrates its seventh anniversary and unveils a new 3D printing experience. Tickets are $15.

“Something for the People”
Saturday, 4-8 p.m.
14th and U Streets NW

A free alternative music festival is set to pop up at the Reeves Center on Saturday. New Impressionz, CCB and XIB will perform with sounds from Adobo DMV DJ Pedro Knight.

A Moechella March will depart at 4 p.m. from Black Lives Matter Plaza, then head to the Reeves Center for music and festivities until 8 p.m.

Dad jokes at Atlas Brew Works
Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Atlas Ivy City Brewery & Tap Room (2052 West Virginia Ave. NE, #102)

Got a dad joke that can make someone LOL IRL? Try it on Atlas Brew Works Bartenders. Free beers are on the house for anyone who laughs with their cheese joke.

Bachata Brunch: Father’s Day Edition
Sunday June 19 at 3 p.m.
Live Public Bar, 8th Street NW

This Father’s Day, teach dad some new moves at Bachata Brunch. The evening begins with a Bachata dance lesson by JLow, followed by an open dance with sounds from Jeffcarr, Dj Danny and Dj Alexito. This event is for ages 21 and up; entrance fees start at $10 per person (increases after 4 p.m.).