Downtown Westminster’s First Juneteenth Celebration
The Juneteenth in Carroll Planning Committee is excited to announce the 1st Annual Juneteenth in Carroll! Join us at the Arts Center and the surrounding downtown area for an afternoon of live performances plus panel discussions, community vendors, food trucks, and kids’ activities.
Outside Stage Events (Babylon parking lot across from the Arts Center): 12pm
Proclamation – Mayor Mona Becker
History of Juneteenth
Spiritual Message – Rev. Dr. Richard Lindsey (Union Street United Methodist Church)
12:30pm Gospel Music – The Chosen Vessels of Maryland
Gospel Rap – Rev Floyd Westbrook
Comedy – Terry McDonald
Gospel Music – GROW Mission
Wisdom Court Entertainment featuring DJ Anchor and presenting Isis Cook, Lil Raymond YBL, Fanta G, DOE MONEY and more!
Indoor Events (Carroll Arts Center): 2pm Financial Awareness Class with Lashon Thomas (Classroom)
3pm Panel Discussion: An Honest Conversation About Being Black in Carroll County (Theater)
Food trucks will be parked in front of the Arts Center with seating available in the parking lot to the left of the building. Community vendors and youth activities will be set up along Main Street.
What is Juneteenth? Officially declared a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth (or Freedom Day) commemorates June 19, 1865, when the announcement of General Order No. 3 was given by Union Army general, Gordon Granger. It proclaimed freedom for the enslaved African-American people in Texas, which was the last state of the Confederacy with institutional slavery. This annual celebration honors the history and celebrates the future of African heritage. Through these special events, the Planning Committee hopes to inspire a community dialogue of equality and empathy, resulting in increased compassion, understanding, and social justice for all.
Vendor Registration is now closed
Free metered parking surrounds the event location – including street parking, the Grace Lutheran Church parking lot, and the parking lot and garage at Distillery Drive.
More covered parking is available in the parking garage on the corner of Green St. and Liberty St.
Event address is 91 W Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157
The Carroll County NAACP Branch #7014
Carroll Community College
The Carroll Media Center
The Carroll County Arts Council