2023 36th Annual
2023 was Cincinnati’s 36th Annual Juneteenth Festival
We hope you were there and enjoyed it!
If you were, here are some quick shots to remind you…and if you weren’t, we hope these may prompt you join us next year!
The Juneteenth Father’s Day Concert on Sunday, June 18
June 11 Wade In The Water
Join the participatory dance along the Ohio River to acknowledge the significance of water to the 400+ year trek into and beyond enslavement. Read More With Video
June 13- 16 Raising the Juneteenth Flag
Flag ceremonies at The Cincinnati Art Museum (6/13, 11:00 am), Hamilton County Courthouse, and Cincinnati City Hall (6/16, 12 pm).
June 17 Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park 12-9:00 pm
Celebrate the End of Slavery
ChessTime, a new Cincinnati chess club, is staging its “First Annual Juneteenth Chess Tournament” at the festival. Cash prizes for the winners. This promises fast-paced fun & competition for the players and entertainment for the rest of us. Click HERE for details.
June 18 June Fest:
A Father’s Day Concert
Eden Park 2-6:00 pm
In 2005 Juneteenth Cincinnati revived June Fest, a concert series that served the African American community, from the late 1920s through the early 1950’s, when African American performers and audiences were not welcome in Music Hall and other venues. The Juneteenth weekend ends on Sunday afternoon with the June Fest Father’s Day Concert, featuring a variety of inspirational spiritual music and praise dancing in Seasongood Pavilion.
Vendors Are Welcome at the
Food Crafts Clothing Jewelry Information
June 19 Juneteenth Parade
(not sponsored by Juneteenth Cincinnati. Details not yet known)
- Downtown Cincinnati
- step teams
- drill teams
Feb 25 March 4 March 11 March 18 2023
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
Artists focused on the quest for freedom throughout the African Diaspora. Visual art, spoken word, dance and music are used to interpret this centuries-long struggle.
Presented in collaboration with the Kennedy Heights Arts Center, it was a series of four great Saturday evenings at the Arts Center.
- Art from the 2022 Voices of Freedom
- 2023 Voices of Freedom Art
- Video collage of the four Voices of Freedom evening performances in 2023.