Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration 2022

About Juneteenth

Juneteenth is a national holiday, a county holiday and, as of 2021, a designated City of Annapolis holiday (observed in 2022 on June 20). The date June 19, commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865 a Union General rode into Galveston, TX and announced the Civil War had ended and that those held in bondage were free.

The Emancipation Proclamation had become law more than two years prior (January 1863), but it could not be enforced in places still under confederate control. The day is sometimes referred to as “Emancipation Day,” “America’s Second Independence Day,” or “Juneteenth Independence Day.” The name Juneteenth derives from combining the words June and nineteenth.

City Office Closures

City of Annapolis offices will be closed on Monday, June 20 in recognition of Juneteenth.

  • The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will operate on a regular schedule while the Stanton Center will be closed.
  • Refuse and recycling schedules will not be affected.
  • Annapolis Transit will operate on a regular schedule.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in Annapolis

  1. June 17th - The Gala
  2. June 18th - The Parade
  3. June 18th - The Festival

A VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony will take place beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday June 17 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Annapolis. Cost of the event is $100. African attire is requested but not required. For ticket information to the Gala, visit the event website.

Juneteenth stadium to park place
Juneteenth Stadium to Bates
A group of people, including the mayor holding a banner for the Harris Family Nonprofit Foundation
A man in white attire drumming as a marching band drummer down the residential street
A group of people that are primarily women in the photo parading down a residential street
A group of people parading down a residential street

For more information, visit the official Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration website.