Spend the day at Watkins Regional Park learning about another culture or renewing knowledge of your own. Juneteenth is an event that seeks to promote knowledge and appreciation of African American history, culture and achievement by showcasing historical exhibits and performances of music and dance. Some of the cultural dance performances will include Taratibu – a Pan-Afrikan drill that combines traditional Afrikan dance with contemporary military movements by the Taratibu Youth Association, as well as urban dance by Urban Artistry, a local award winning urban dance troupe whose historical and cultural dance form embodies hip hop and break dancing. Musical performances will include award-winning blues singer Diunna Greenleaf and her band Blue Mercy, as well as gospel choir Voices of Hemingway, R&B band Sudden-M-Pac, and BlackNotes with their renditions of classic African American songs.
For families bringing their kids out for a day of learning and fun, they will be able to interact and enjoy the animals at Old Maryland Farm; ride the train, carousel and play mini golf at the park all day for a special Juneteenth discounted fee ($5), enjoy the huge interactive playground adjacent to the festivities, as well as a number of other activities. There will be food vendors of all kinds, so bring a picnic blanket and plan to spend the day!
Where: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774
When: Saturday, June 18th from 12pm-5pm
Admission: FREE! (rides and mini golf discounted rate of $5)
Check out the Schedule of Events to plan your day!