Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival – June 19-20

One of the reasons I love Cincinnati so much is that there is something to do for everyone. We have a diversity of cultures and one thing that unites us is that we all love to celebrate.  This weekend, join in on the fun at Eden Park for the Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival.  This event “celebrates the end of American slavery” and is a wonderful family-friendly festival.  There is something to do for everyone.

Photo courtesy of Juneteenth

If you can, try to make if for the “Parade of Flags”.  This colorful display of flags will get you inspired as the participants march around beautiful Mirror Lake carrying flags from over 70 countries. There will be entertainment, children’s activities, vendors and more.

Here’s a listing of what’s going on:

Saturday June 19 – Mirror Lake Stage – events held until 7:00pm

  • “Parade of Flags” – 12:30pm
  • Bi-Okoto Drum and Dance Theater
  • Drum Line Showcase
  • The Saints (Columbus)
  • Def Jam New Generation (Withrow HS)
  • Oakley Yellowjackets
  • Harriet Tubman (Pat Fann)
  • STR (Hip hop)
  • Mone (Rap)
  • Taft Elementary School Choir
  • House of Traction
  • Big Steve’s Christ Affiliated Entourage
  • Rhetorical Spirits of Praise
  • Winners of the Juneteenth Oratory Contest
  • Frederick Douglass (Michael Crutcher)
  • ŸAbraham Lincoln (Stanley Wernz)

Saturday, June 19 – Seasongood Pavilion – 2-6:30pm

  • Ms. Jaz
  • Soul Power
  • New Brasille
  • Basic Truth
  • Last Boppers

Saturday, June 19 – Kids’ Events

  • Free books
  • Balloons
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts
  • Games
  • Ÿ Horseback Riding with Cincinnati
  • Urban Cowboys
  • Petting Zoo by Sunrock Farm
  • Smoke House
  • Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Children’s Theater of Cincinnati

Sunday, June 20 – Father’s Day Concert – Seasongood Pavilion – 3-6pm

  • Prodigal Son
  • Rhetorical Spirit of Praise
  • Rost School Sign Language Choir
  • Empty Vessels
  • Dunimus Sign & Mime
  • Bernell Wright
  • St. Mark’s Missionary Baptist Choir
  • Praise (Nigerian Gospel)
  • Lamar Drake
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