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Grab your family and friends and head to the Cincinnati Black Family Reunion!

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration (BFRC) is set for August 17-19 at Sawyer Point Park and other venues in the city. The Cincinnati Black Family Reunion is the only reunion remaining. This celebration will feature a weekend full of events, job fairs, worship, and Black-owned food vendors, retailer and organizations.

Admission to this family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Grab your family, friends, church members, co-workers and come down to Sawyer Point Park for a weekend of fun! This is one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events, drawing up to 20,000 visitors each year.

Be sure to look for the Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. (DCI) booth to complete a Downtown Cincinnati Perceptions Survey in person or you can complete the survey online now. All survey respondents can win prizes and a $100 Downtown Cincinnati gift card.

Here is a list of events:

Annual Heritage Breakfast
Friday, August 17

Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This event is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Elliott Cuff Sr. Pastor of Lincoln Heights Baptist Church Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn how 1.4 million family caregivers who care for older parents, spouses, and other loved ones now have more support through The Ohio Caregiving Act. Tools and resources will be available for caregivers.  

Job Fair
Friday, August 17
Sharonville Convention Center
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring copies of your resume and brush up on your interviewing skills, let’s find your next career! Please dress professionally.

Punching for Peace
Friday, August 17
Sawyer Point
6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Put down the guns/Pick up the gloves. New to BFT this year, this event is a USA amateur boxing tournament for both boys & girls age’s range from 8 – 24 years old (Not a Pro-Am sparring session)

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration Parade
Saturday, August 18
Avondale Town Center
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Enjoy watching and cheering on local community organizations as they march in the parade. Parade departs from the Avondale Town Center 3529 Reading Road in Cincinnati, OH 45229.

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration
August 18 – 19
Sawyer Point Park
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

This is where it all goes down. There will be a host of activities for families to participate in at Riverfront Park, including an R&B concert featuring Jeffrey Osborne. On Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., attend church service on the main lawn with New Beginnings Church of the Living God. The keynote speaker will be Pastor Enon Tait. Service will be followed by more events from noon until 8 p.m., including a gospel concert featuring Grammy-nominated Gospel singer, songwriter & pastor Marvin Sapp at 6:30.  

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For more information about The Cincinnati Black Family Reunion and to see a complete list of events, vendors, or to sponsor, please visit  The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration.  



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