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Juneteenth Cincinnati Festival

June 20, 2020 - June 21, 2020


Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park

FREE
Juneteenth Cincinnati

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Are you ready for the 33rd Annual Juneteenth Cincinnati festival? Mark your calendars.

Juneteenth’s literal historical roots are in Texas, but it is largely popular across the country as an occasion to celebrate one of the most important events in American history – the end of slavery. Join the celebration during Juneteenth Cincinnati 2020.

 

The festival is free and includes many attractions for all ages. Also, it will feature diverse, family-friendly activities such as traditional storytelling, magic acts, sack races, sweet potato pie bake-off, and live music. Furthermore, vendors will be present and offer a wide variety of food, clothing, art, folk crafts, and ethnic literature.

 

The schedule for Juneteenth Cincinnati is as follows:
Saturday, June 20
– Parade of African diaspora flags throughout the festival
– Two stages of music (blues, jazz, R&B, and Latin Jazz,)
– Drumlines and praise and African dance showcase
– Activities and free books for children
– Performances reflecting the shared heritage of American, Caribbean, and Latin cultures

 

Sunday, June 21
– Father’s Day concert
– Liturgical dancers, groups, and soloists

 

 

For more information about Juneteenth Cincinnati, visit www.juneteenthcincinnati.org, email juneteenthcincinnati@gmail.com or call 513-631-7289.

 

 

About Juneteenth Cincinnati
Although July 4th marks the American colonies’ 1776 declaration of independence from Britain, the Founding Fathers did not include America’s enslaved people among “all men” who had been “created equal.” As a result, the creation of the modern African Diaspora in the Americas is largely the result of a tumultuous period in world history. Due to this, it took a bloody Civil War and Constitutional amendments to end slavery. Juneteenth celebrates the issuance of emancipation almost a century after the Declaration of Independence.

 

Also, the tradition began in 1988 as a neighborhood festival in Kennedy Heights, attracting over 1500 participants to Daniel Drake Park. Every year, the festival continues to reflect its origins in the racial integration of communities.

Venue

Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park
950 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Phone:
(513) 631-7289