The Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation (EWVCF) is proud to support two free community events in Martinsburg this weekend, Unity in the Community on the 18th and the Juneteenth Marketplace Celebration on the 19th. A grant from the Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund helped support the Community Corner during Saturday’s Unity in the Community event, taking place from 12 PM to 5 PM on Queen and Martin Street.
Unity in the Community is Martinsburg’s newest street fest and the area’s biggest party, thrown “in the spirit of inclusion and positivity!” Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to come and enjoy live music from Martinsburg’s own Christian Lopez, meals from a diverse array of food trucks, a beer garden for the adults, lots of activities for children, the Community Corner highlighting local nonprofit organizations, and the annual Father’s Day Car Show.
Then on Sunday, June 19th, the Juneteenth Marketplace Celebration will take place from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Martinsburg Shopping Plaza on Winchester Avenue. Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in America, with observances dating back to 1865. From 1 PM to 5 PM this Sunday, Martinsburg residents can enjoy live entertainment throughout the afternoon, with more than a dozen performances as well as a DJ. During the festivities, visitors can shop from local vendors and enjoy food from local restaurants and food trucks.
We hope that you will join the Eastern West Community Foundation in celebrating Martinsburg’s community and history this weekend and enjoy these free events that will be fun for the entire family!