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June 15   Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park   12-9:00 pm
Celebrate the End of Slavery

● Free!
2 stages of Great Music
Supervised children’s area with many activities
● Historical re-enactors
● Health Screening
● Shopping
● Art
● Food (Check Out the Menus!)
● Fun



Juneteenth has become a national holiday Juneteenth became an official national holiday.,  Cincinnati will celebrate  the 1865 abolition of slavery with  its 37th annual Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park.

The official holiday is on June 19, and the annual Juneteenth Festival will be on the weekend of June 15-16.

Saturday  June 15    Noon to Nine

 The family-friendly  free event in Eden Park features festivities for all ages. The Juneteenth Festival kicks off at 11:30 on Saturday with a parade of flags representing the African diaspora—the origins and forced destinations of Africans during a slave trade that lasted for more than 400 years.

The festival continues through Saturday afternoon and evening with lots of organized activities for kids, with crafts, books, games, and horseback rides.  Over 25 performances on two stages reflecting the shared heritage within the African diaspora–  blues, jazz, R&B, Latin jazz,   Reggae, African dancing, Brazilian dancing, and the Voices of Freedom poetry slam.

Performing artists include   

  • Jazz Renaissance
  • Elevation Band,
  • Last Boppers
  • Cincy Brazil Samba
  • Nigerian Ijo-Ugo Dance & Drum
  • Cheryl Renee’ & Shorty Starr
  • Ms. Jaz
  • The Tailor Made Band
  •  Positive Vibe Band
  • Johnny Payne and the True Believers
  • The 8:00 pm finale will feature Lakeside In Seasongood Pavilion.
Lakeside 8:00-9:30 pm
Phil Bown & Agape


Raising the Juneteenth Flag

Flag ceremonies at The Cincinnati Art Museum : June 15

Cinicinnati City Hall :June 14 Noon

Hamilton County Courthouse :June 18 10:00 am)



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

Juneteenth Festival

Food      Crafts     Clothing    Jewelry   Information
  Saturday June 15 Only
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June 17   Juneteenth Parade

(not sponsored by Juneteenth Cincinnati. Details not yet known)

  • Downtown Cincinnati
  • Bands
  • clowns
  • dignitaries
  • step teams
  • drill teams



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Juneteenth Cincinnati     Supporters & Sponsors

United Way of Greater Cincinnati and Southwest Ohio