JOURNEY TO FREEDOM
Come enjoy a free public event filled with activities for the whole family for the entire day! From dances to films, art exhibits to paint and sips, book talks to a full day of concerts, you won't want to miss a second of this festival!
Elevate your Juneteenth experience and keep cool in our Terrace lounge with complimentary snacks and drinks! Click here for more information.
Plan Your Visit
Saturday, June 17, 2023
12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
Offsite parking: Shuttle buses will be traveling regularly from Montgomery College (Germantown) and Seneca Valley High School beginning at noon. Towing enforced in the Safeway parking lot.
THE OUTDOOR STAGE ARTISTS
Voices of Classical Soul
Enjoy the musical musings of three singers with a back-story right out of a Hollywood movie; Coleman, Blunt & Peoples grew up singing together in church and on street corners throughout the 1960s before finding fame and fortune separately, then reuniting after 30 years to harmonize together once again.
Chuck Brown Band
Get down with the rhythms of the Chuck Brown Band, an R&B/Soul group from Washington, DC. Affectionately known as the Godfather of Go Go, Chuck Brown created the Go Go sound.
The Goddess MC
Arguably one of the most vibrant MCs in the world, Saroc the MC hails from the southeastern area of Washington DC. With her crisp articulation, fiery delivery, and elevated lyricism, Sa-Roc is not an artist you want to miss.
Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked musician, owner of FLO Brands and FLO Wine, philanthropist, father, friend... and so much more! Listen to him live and enjoy American Jazz, for the love of life, self, happiness, and love itself.
PLAN YOUR VISIT!
12PM - 6PM - Trail of Knowledge
Come with a fully charged phone to experience some of the interactive activities at the Germantown Town Center Urban Park. You'll get to learn about why Juneteenth exists and the Civil Rights Movement with the use of your smart phone and other hands-on activities. Get a passport to travel the park curated with history, educational clues, and short documentaries about national and local history that you can read and listen to. Get Your Passport Stamped!
12PM - 6PM - African Diaspora Family Village
Visit the family village and learn about the African American culture through music and arts. Families can also participate in cultural arts and crafts that tell a story - where it came from, who made it, and the culture and heritage of place. They have fun and games for the entire family to enjoy together!
Visual and Performing Arts
More information coming soon!
Free Indoor Mainstage Movies
TIME TBD: Slavery By Another Name - Not Rated
TIME TBD: Wakanda Forever - Rated PG-13
TIME TBD: King Richard - Rated PG-13
TIME TBD: The Woman King - Rated PG-13
More Fun for All!
12PM - 6PM - Artisans Market
Stop by our exhibit area on the lawn for free resources and information provided by the County and City departments, partners and friends. And visit vendors that will be selling everything from artwork to jewelry.
12PM - 6PM - Taste of Soul Food Bistro
Enjoy the taste of Caribbean, African, and Soul Food, as well as many other delicious treats with our curated food truck lineup. Don't forget your flavored ice!