Annapolis Town Center has partnered with Annapolis Juneteenth to honor and celebrate Juneteenth! The Annapolis Juneteenth Parade and Festival is an annual event held in Downtown, Annapolis on the weekend circumventing June 19th. The purpose of the festival is to commemorate the actual date in US History when the last slaves were emancipated in 1865. The Annapolis parade and festival draws thousands of people to our beautiful city to celebrate Black culture at its finest- food from around the world, apparel, art, dance, story tellers, and music!
The Pop-Up shop at Annapolis Town Center gives residents and shoppers a prelude of the festival featuring our mobile exhibition entitled “Freedom Way: A Blueprint of Resistance and Liberation of Enslaved People in the United States from 1619 to Present.” Visitors can look forward to experiencing the music of African ancestors and a history walk through narrated by visionary and historian- Dr. Craig Coates.
Upon leaving the store, visitors will be extended an invitation to attend the parade and festival. Information on the parade is available on-site, In addition to this year’s official Juneteenth Festival Tee-Shirt for sale!