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About the Event
To kick-off the festival, a parade will take place to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday featuring community-based civic
organizations, marching bands, dance squads, floats, and more. The parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock with a
community prayer, opening remarks and will end at the steps of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a brief
ceremony, musical performance and ringing of the freedom bells. The festival will close with a reading of the
Emancipation Proclamation, theatrical performance, and tribute featuring local artists and creatives.