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


The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration (BFRC) is set for August 18-20 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.

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Here is a list of events:

Annual Heritage Breakfast
Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World
Friday, August 18
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Free

This event is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank. The breakfast will feature Rev. Dr. Charles E. Booth as the keynote speaker. AARP Celebrity endorser Wendell Pierce, will share
a powerful story about a labor of love. 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. Also, the Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Family of the Year Award will go to Dr. and Mrs. O’Dell and Marchelle Owens. Dr. Owens is the current president and CEO of Interact for Health. RSVP to the Heritage Breakfast by emailing heritagebreakfast@gmail.com. 


Job Fair
Friday, August 18
Sharonville Convention Center
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free

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


The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration Parade
Saturday, August 19
Avondale Town Center
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free

Enjoy watching and cheering on local community organizations as they march in the parade. Click the above link for exact directions and parade route.


The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration
August 19 – 20
Sawyer Point Park
Saturday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Free

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 R&B and electro-funk group Midnight Star. On Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., a church service and baptism will be open to the public at Sawyer Point. Service will be followed by more events from noon until 8 p.m., including a gospel concert featuring iconic Grammy Award-winning gospel artist Shirley Caesar from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 


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For more information about The Cincinnati Black Family Reunion and to see a complete list of events, to volunteer, sign up for the parade or to sponsor, please visit The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration
or call 513-247-0205. 




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Marissa Staples, Writer

The Voice of Black Cincinnati