FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2022
Program Contact: Dr. Dennis Doster, 240-264-3415
Media Contact: Angel Waldron, 301-446-3311
Juneteenth Festival Announced by M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation,
Prince George’s County
Riverdale, MD – The Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County, part of the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is pleased to announce its 2022 Festival for Juneteenth: the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marking the date that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom, the month of June and the nineteenth day were combined to form the word Juneteenth.
As a part of the Department’s ongoing mission to provide exciting and unique cultural programming to county residents, the Juneteenth Festival is a must-attend event for the young and young at heart. The festival takes place Saturday, June 18th at Watkins Regional Park from 12 – 5pm and includes:
- Live entertainment – Kindred the Family Soul, EU featuring Sugar Bear, Coyoba Dance Theater, Prince George’s Police Department Band, A Tribute to Maze Featuring the BRENCORE Allstars
- Visual art exhibition - Stained Glass by Arvid Lee
- Arts activities – Arts on a Roll, Words Beats and Life, Taratibu Youth Association Dancers
- History activities – Freedom cabin, History scavenger hunt
- Food and merchandise vendors
- Non-profit exhibitors
The 2022 Juneteenth festival is a FREE event. To learn more, visit http://www.pgparks.com/Juneteenth.
About the Department
The M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County. For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, PhotoShelter, and Instagram. The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.