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.
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