Join us for our week-long celebration starting on June 12, 2021!
Hosted by the Downtown Newport News Merchants & Neighbors Association, Inc.

Download the Newport News Juneteenth Poster: 
11" x 17"
24" x 36"

Download the Newport News Juneteenth Flyer:
8 1/2" x 11"

 Newport News Juneteenth 2021 Events/Activities:

*Events planned as virtual, but some may be modified for in-person with social distancing if COVID-19 guidelines permit.

Juneteenth Essay & Spoken Word Contest for grades 6 - 12
Submission Deadline May 14, 2021, see here for contest information and entry
See here to download 11" x 17"poster with contest information. 
See here to download half page flyer with contest information.

Juneteenth Poster Contest for grades 3 - 5
Submission Deadline May 14, 2021,
See here to download 11" x 17" poster with contest information 

Saturday, June 12, 2021
12 PM – 2 PM
Denbigh Community Center
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
Doris Miller Community Center
Drive-thru giveaways at the community centers and Instagrammable moments (Instagrammable moments also displayed at Brooks Crossing)

Sunday, June 13, 2021
5 PM – 7 PM
King-Lincoln Park
Live/*virtual concert

Raising of the Flag
Monday, June 14, 2021
1 PM
City Hall

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
6:30 PM – 8 PM
Denbigh Community Center
An interview with Frederick  Douglass about the Emancipation Proclamation and the meaning  of Juneteenth

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Midtown Community Center
Outdoor BINGO game with food, drinks, and giveaways

Thursday, June 17, 2021
5 PM
Booker T. Washington Middle School
Reading of the Emancipation  Proclamation under Clark Oak

Tour & Storytime
Thursday, June 17, 2021
6 PM– 7:30 PM
Newsome House Cultural Arts Center
Tour of the Newsome House

A Journey to Freedom:  A Juneteenth Production
Friday, June 18, 2021
7 PM – 9 PM
Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center
Theatrical Juneteenth production (Winners of the Poster Contest will be announced before the production)

Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 19, 2021
12 PM – 4 PM
Family-friendly festival with  vendors, food, drinks, and games (Winners of the Spoken Word & Essay Contests will be announced)

Meditation Walk 
Saturday, June 19, 2021
4 PM – Sunset
Huntington Beach
Meditation walk hosted by the Contemporary Arts Network (CAN)