8 June Events & Holidays Your Family Won't Want to Miss in Richmond

June has it all, from Father's Day to LGBTQ Pride Month!

June 4, 2021

June is such a big month. For most of us, it is the time when school is ending in {Town}. Summer officially arrives in {Town}. And we are six months into the year already! How did that happen?!?

We have plenty of ideas for your family to mark the month and the change in the season in {Town}. Here is our list of eight events and holidays happening in June you can celebrate in {Town}:

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LGBTQ Pride Month

LGBTQ Pride events are held nationwide this month to mark Pride Month, held each June as a way to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. But June also marks other important events in U.S. history: It's the month when same-sex marriage was legalized in 2015 and when the Pulse nightclub shooting occurred in Orlando in 2016. June 1- 30 {Ideas on places to look for local Pride Month events, celebrations: Cities, libraries, your local LGBTQ organizations}

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National Ocean Month

The ocean covers more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and is where life began 3.5 billion years ago ... and yet about 95 percent of the ocean remains unexplored! Celebrate National Ocean Month by learning more about our amazing bodies of waters — from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Great Lakes in between! But there's nothing like actually going to an ocean, lake, or creek to really appreciate them ... so get out there and explore! June 1- 30 {Local ideas to add: Boating and fishing opportunities or events, coastline cleanups, etc.}

National Donut Day

Do-nut let this day go by without a celebration. Get one ... or a dozen! June 4 {Check with locally owned donut stores to see if they'll have a special deal!}

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Father's Day

Celebrate the men in your life who have had an impact on a child's life and don't miss Macaroni Kid's fun Father's Day DADLibs printable! {Add your local Father's Day guide if you're doing one, or, if not, add any links to local stories or events you have related to Father's Day!} June 20

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Eat Your Vegetables Day

Let your kids choose a new vegetable to try at the grocery. Or plant a garden together. Need some ideas on how to get kids excited about veggies? Check out this easy recipe for kale chips! {Also link to your local PYO guide, vegetarian restaurants, etc.}June 17

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International Picnic Day

Everyone loves a picnic! You can head to your favorite park for an elaborate grill out or simply throw a blanket down in your backyard and serve PB&Js. The joy of a picnic is in spending time together enjoying the outdoors. That amazing potato salad? Well, that's just a bonus. {Link to a story about the best spots for a picnic in your town.} June 18

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Juneteenth marks the date Texas slaves were told in 1865 that they were free — two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, Juneteenth emphasizes African American education and achievement and is a time marked with everything from family reunions to rodeos. {Find local Juneteenth events, marches, and celebrations to include on your calendar and link here. Good places to look: Churches, libraries, cities, restaurants, nonprofits} June 19

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First Day of Summer

Get outside and celebrate! {Link to your summer fun guide!} June 21