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30th Annual Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival   June 17-18  2017  FREE   Eden Park   Music   Food   Shopping   Kids     History   FREE


Juneteenth in Cincinnati 1988-2016

Cincinnati's Juneteenth tradition began in 1988 as a neighborhood festival in Kennedy Heights--attracting some 1500 participants to Daniel Drake Park. Over the years, the annual Festival has continued to reflect its origins in a racially integrated community, with both multi-racial organization and attendance.

 In the following years the Festival has mushroomed, with attendance estimates as high as 15-20,000. Festival features have included such diverse, family-centered (and free!) activities as traditional story telling, magic acts, sack races, sweet potato pie bake-off, music (blues, African drumming & dancing, gospel, jazz, reggae, etc.). And Festival vendors offer a wide variety of food, clothing, art, folk crafts, ethnic literature, etc.

The Festival is completely non-profit. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, organized by Juneteenth Cincinnati, with the invaluable help of many sponsors and donors.

Juneteenth Cincinnati, Inc.     

 6242 Orchard Lane     Cincinnati, OH 45213     (513) 631-7289 juneteenthcincinnati@gmail.com