Richmond's Juneteenth parade and festival delights crowd

Richmond's Juneteenth parade and festival delights crowd

On a bright and sunny Saturday morning, crowds turned for Richmond's annual Juneteenth parade, which began at John F. Kennedy High School and culminated at Nicholl Park, where the Juneteenth festivities began.

This year's Juneteenth celebration honored Richmond Police Chief Biza French and Battalion Chief Rico Rincon, who happily waved and smiled at those gathered for the parade.

Led by the Richmond High School marching band, the parade included County Supervisor John Gioia, the Richmond City Council, Richmond Police and Fire departments, AC Transit, and many community organizations.

Also joining in the fun were city council candidates Amad Anderson and Jamila Brown.

Over at Nicholl Park, festival-goers were treated to live music, a variety of food, family-friendly activities, and a relaxing day on the lush park lawn.

Video/ Sophia Hemmila

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