The Town of Vienna is gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year, Liberty Amendments Month. This annual celebration of citizenship highlights local history and liberties as they relate to the 13th, 14th, 15th and 19th Amendments, which granted equal citizenship rights and protections to people who were previously excluded from the U.S. Constitution. Age appropriate activities and events will be held throughout the month until July 17.
The festivities began with the town’s Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 17 at First Baptist Church, 450 Orchard St., NW, Vienna. Keynote address was by Dr. Gregory Washington, president of George Mason University.
The second major event was the Town’s Independence Day celebration, on Sunday, July 2, at Yeonas Park. This beloved, patriotic, Vienna tradition features live music, food trucks and concessions, and a fireworks show.
New this year is “Our American Liberty Stories,” an interactive feature giving residents the opportunity to share their family history with the Vienna community. The stories will be displayed at Town government buildings, local businesses and at Liberty Amendments Month events.
Closing out the month-long celebration is a Multicultural Festival on Saturday, July 15, from 3-8:30 p.m. on the Vienna Town Green. The day will feature live performances, vendors, food trucks, and voting resources all while celebrating the diverse cultures and communities represented across the region.
The four Constitutional amendments will be highlighted through additional children’s programs, educational events for teens and adults and special trips.
All event details are listed in the online Liberty Amendments Month calendar: www.viennava.gov/Liberty.
Vienna Multicultural Festival
Saturday, July 15, 2023 3-8:30 p.m.
A packed day of celebrating the diverse cultures and communities and the close of Vienna’s third annual Liberty Amendments Month. The festival will feature:
· ‘What is your story?’ Workshop
· Kids Performer: Anansegro of Ghana (African Drumming and Dance)
· Seven Food Trucks
· Craft Vendors and Artisans
· Kids Activities and Games
· ‘I Belong!’ Essay Contest Winners
· Voter Registration and Resources
3:30 p.m. - Pan Masters Caribbean Steel Drum Orchestra
5 p.m. - "What's Your Story?" Workshop
6 p.m. - Anansegro of Ghana (African Drumming and Dance)
7 p.m. - Quimboa Latin Band
Johnson's Icy Bites- Authentic Italian Ice
Colonial Kettle Corn- Gourmet popcorn/kettle corn
Himalayan Soul Foods - Traditional Himalayan dumplings
Mama Spice - West African food
Pakos Fresh Mex- Authentic Mexican food
New Gourmet Delight- Asian fusion creation
Interested in volunteering or being a sponsor? Contact Lily Widman at 703-255-5738 or firstname.lastname@example.org.