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Juneteenth celebrations in the Valley
Juneteenth celebrations are taking place throughout the Valley this weekend.
Hood-Love and the Handley Black Student Union hosted speakers and had live music at the Civil War Museum Friday evening.
The Clarke County Fairgrounds will hold a Freedom Day Celebration on Saturday.
The event will include educational, historic, and entertainment activities throughout the day such as interpretive dancers, musicians, and poets.
Then on Sunday, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley will celebrate with a performance from Souled Out, black owned food trucks, and a new exhibit sponsored by the NAACP titled “ Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery.”
Other exhibits include Contributions: African-Americans in the Shenandoah Valley and Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement.
Mayfest returns to Strasburg
It is Mayfest once again in Strasburg!
The festivities got started yesterday with the Heels and Hops luncheon and music in the Strasburg Square.
Today will feature some of the marquis events like the Duck Race at 1 pm and the parade at 4 pm.
This year has some improvements as well like the free kids zone and nearly double the vendors.
The Strasburg Square and Emporium will have live music starting at 11 am with Souled Out taking the stage at 6:30 pm.
Sunday will cap things off with the Ole Timers baseball game at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Newtown Heritage Festival’s virtual version
Newtown Heritage Festival returns this year but in a virtual version called Newtown on the Net.
This free event will take place on NewtownHeritageFestival.org and begin at noon and last into the evening.
Participants will be able to take a virtual tour of historic Stephens City and learn about some of the local businesses.
Some of the top local musical acts will grace their virtual stage including Souled Out, The Robbie Limon Band, and more.
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