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Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival

  • June 17, 2023
  • June 19, 2023
  • Various locations in Potomac & Rockville

Three Days of events: Celebrating the past and present of the first places African-Americans owned land in Montgomery County, the Scotland community of Potomac is announcing the annual Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival for 2023.  For details, see:


  • A children’s carnival and music performance. 
  • As well as art exhibitions, food, sports, and presentations on Black history in this region. 
  • The events will be spread across the Cabin John Regional Park, Cabin John Village, and the Scotland community on Seven Locks Road.
  • The Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival will begin the evening of June 17 with a musical gala at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club and conclude on June 19 with the Scotland Freedom Day Concert at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
  • There will be the second-annual Clarence “Pint” Isreal Juneteenth Classic hosted by Bethesda Big Train Baseball at Povich Field on June 19 at 7:00 p.m. The game honors Isreal, a Rockville resident who became a star of the Negro Leagues in the 1940s.
  • The Festival will also feature a 5K run, other Health & Wellness initiatives, as well as a classic car show.  Other attractions will include presentations on social justice and faith communities.

Bethesda Friends Meeting

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P.O. Box 30152, Bethesda MD 20824

Our Meetinghouse is on the campus of the Sidwell Friends Lower School at the intersection of Edgemoor Lane and Beverly Road in Bethesda, Maryland

We are a member organization of the Religious Society of Friends
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