Monday, June 19 marks : the holiday commemorating the end of slavery. There are a variety of events in Hampton Roads and northeast North Carolina on and around the holiday. Below is a list of events that are open to the public to celebrate the day.
Hampton Road Transit free services
On Juneteenth, Hampton Roads Transit is providing on its fixed route services (bus, light rail and ferry) and paratransit. HRT says on the holiday, bus and light rail services will operate on its Saturday schedule. The ferry will operate on its normal schedule. For information on HRT routes, click .
Juneteenth Freedomfest Peninsula
On Sunday, June 18, the kicks off. The fest will feature live music, a special worship service, Zumba classes and more. One of the special guest hosts is our very own Kelsey Jones! The event runs from 10 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and it’s free to attend.
The Sounds of Freedom
On Saturday, June 17, Tshombe Selby, a Manteo native and tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, will come to Manteo to perform an outdoor concert called The concert is free to attend and starts at 5 p.m. at the Pea Island Cookhouse Museum.
Juneteenth at the Beach
From June 17 to 19, the LAMBS Foundation is hosting its second annual at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. During its three-day run, the festival will feature live entertainment, food, family-friendly activities and more. General admission is free, but the festival is offering a pass that gives attendees a 10% discount on merchandise and VIP passes with extra perks. For ticket and event information, click .
This article will be updated periodically with more events and details.