This weekend we are honoring Juneteenth, celebrating dear ol’ Dad, flying our flags for Pride Month and welcoming the official start to summer. Scroll down for the best ways to fill your calendar.

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JUNETEENTH EVENTS

What We Know: Slavery at a Mill
Enslavement occurred in homes, shops, farming fields and places of work. As a factory and a home, Colvin Run Mill combined all of these. During this program, learn how the work of the enslaved might have looked in each of these spaces and how that changed as news of emancipation spread. The hourlong program at Colvin Run Mill runs at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The cost is $60 per family group of up to nine people. Sat. Event details. 

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration
Get a behind-the-scenes look at a recent history project that features the stories and contributions of African Americans to Alexandria’s history. Members of the African American Heritage Trail Committee will discuss the importance of Black history in Alexandria, what archaeology reveals about the past, and the potential benefits and impacts of community history initiatives. Sat. Event details. 

Experience Juneteenth through the lens of Seattle-based artists and creatives. Learn the history, traditions and story of the African American journey from slavery to emancipation and beyond. Contributing artists include Courtney Clark, Kiana Davis, Abigail Ferrigno, Damien Geter, Black Stax and Joe Williams. Sat. Event details. 

FATHER’S DAY EVENTS

Father’s Day Family Fishing
Celebrate Father’s day fishing in a park, and get some fishing tips, too. Supplies and equipment will be provided, or you can bring your own rod and reel. All fish caught will be released. The program at Riverbend Park runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and again from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sun. Event details. 

Free POPS Concert
Celebrate Dad with a free POPS concert in Manassas. PWCB has created a unique line up of music celebrating Dads from our Founding Fathers up to today. Sun. Event details. 

Daddy & Me Virtual Yoga Class 
This fun and playful class is an opportunity for kids to share the yoga fun with their Dads! Partner poses, partner acrobatics and flying partner yoga are all part of the fun! There will even be some yoga-inspired games, too. Sat. Event details. 

Handmade Father’s Day Card Virtual Workshop
In this family-friendly workshop, you will make a Father’s Day card with paper collage. This is an open-ended art project where everyone is encouraged to do “free art” and make independent choices on what materials to use and the outcome of the work. In the meantime, the instructor will demonstrate and create his version of Father’s day card. This will be shared on the Zoom screen. Sat. Event details. 

MORE CELEBRATIONS

Songs for Summer Solstice 
Seven-time Grammy® winner Paul Winter’s 26th annual Summer Solstice Celebration will take place virtually. The concert will be livestreamed, with on-demand video available following the event. Sat. Event details. 

Pride Month Activities 
Sprinkle on some glitter, proudly raise those rainbow flags and add one of these Pride-themed activities or events to your calendar this weekend. Activity & Event details. 

—Meghan Yudes Meyers