Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival
June 15-16 2013 Daniel Drake Park
Juneteenth is a nationwide celebration of the end of legal slavery in the United States. Cincinnati's annual Juneteenth Festival began
in 1988. It's a family-based event with a a wide variety of entertainment (and a lot of it), historical and cultural attractions,
organized children's activities, and, of course, great food.
June 15, 2013 Noon to Nine
Juneteenth Returns to Drake Park
The Cincinnati festival
began in Daniel Drake Park in Kennedy Heights, reflecting that community's intentional racial diversity.
After 2 decades in Eden Park, the Festival returns to Drake Park and joins in the 50th anniversary of a community council that was
formed to fight racial block busting.
Celebrating with Music
The Juneteenth Festival provides many very talented musicians with an appreciative audience...and
assures the audience a solid afternoon and evening on June 15 with many great performances.
Keep an eye on this site for the 2013 performers.
June 16, 2013
Father's Day Concert
From the late 1920's into the mid-'50's the June Festival concerts featured African
American performers who had traditionally been excluded by Jim Crow from Music Hall and other mainstream stages.
Father's Day concert is our revival of that tradition. It's a Sunday afternoon in Drake Park packed with inspriational music and dance.
Kids Are Special
The Juneteenth Festival is a family affair. There's lots for kids of all ages--from a
face-to-face meeting with the likes of Abe Lincoln and Harriet Tubman to playing games, painting faces, riding horses, making
cards for father's day, listening to story tellers and taking home a free book.
Vendors & Exhibitors Are Welcome
Arts / Crafts
We have kept our fees low for the benefit of
both vendors and customers.
6242 Orchard Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45213