Join the Williamsburg community as we gather to commemorate, celebrate, and reflect on the Black experience in America at this year's annual Juneteenth Opening Ceremony on Market Square here at Colonial Williamsburg. By looking back, looking around, and looking within, we are challenged to evaluate the foundations of inequality and move forward together, committing ourselves to the unfinished work of eradicating systemic racism. This ceremony is free to anyone who wishes to attend and is presented in partnership with William & Mary, The Let Freedom Ring Foundation, The First Baptist Church, The City of Williamsburg, and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
For those who are not able to join us in person, this program will also be live-streamed here.
Dates & Times
Juneteenth Opening Ceremony
Entertainments at the Play House
Jug Broke Theater Co. presents stories of the 18th-century world, engaging audiences of all ages through original plays, musical entertainments, and theatrical interpretation.
Visit with the Bookbinder
Learn about the tools and techniques used by Bookbinders in 18th-century Williamsburg.
Art Museums Admission
Visit a Nation Builder- Thomas Jefferson
Step into the past with Thomas Jefferson, The Rebellious Philosophe.