Newport Juneteenth 2023, June 18th and 19th

Washington Square Park and The Friends Meeting House

Schedule of Events coming soon: Sunday, June 18th and Monday, June 19th

A free Juneteenth Holiday Special — Sunday, June 18th & Monday, June 19th from 11am-4 pm each day with family activities in Washington Square Park. Celebrating our nation’s freedom and honoring the enslaved heroes of RI’s 1st Black Regiment, guest speakers and African and Indigenous dancers and drummers, children’s crafts, the Newport Artillery, and Food Court Vendors.

At the Friends Meeting House, spectators will experience a colonial encampment of Continental Soldiers, Militia Regiments, the Ladies of the Greene and more.

Register here to be a RISHM  Juneteenth 2023 Volunteer

Or reach out to Jackie Smith at for more information.

Listen to WADK Radio Interview

Charles Roberts, Founder and Executive Director, RI Slave History Medallions talks about the upcoming Juneteenth 2023 event.