Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day Parade Winds Through Washington DC

Emancipation Day D.C. Events, Road Closures

Thursday is 153rd anniversary of Emancipation Day, celebrating the end of slavery in D.C. Here’s a rundown of a few events in the District and what to expect for traffic.


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Emancipation Day Parade Road Closures

Road closures for the Emancipation Day Parade and fireworks in the District.


D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Emancipation Day On As Planned After Funding Dispute

After a spat over funding between Mayor Vincent Gray and the D.C. Council, the Emancipation Day festivities will go off as planned in the District.


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Roads Closures For Emancipation Day Parade In D.C.

Several roads in northwest Washington will be closing for a parade and fireworks display in celebration of Emancipation Day. Roads to re-open near the start of rush hour.