Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery on June 19, 1865 - the day when all African Americans were freed from slavery. The MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest is set to become an annual destination event in Downtown Cleveland, poised to position our community as a national leader in celebrating Juneteenth.
An opening night event featuring a fireworks display is set to take place on Friday, June 16, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., with a day of performances, food, art and other festivities happening on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Mall C in the heart of Downtown Cleveland. The city-wide, family-friendly celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth will feature a main stage performance by Karamu House, the country’s oldest Black producing theatre, along with a vendor village to spotlight Black businesses and entrepreneurs; community programming and education, spoken-word performances, interactive art demonstrations, food trucks, and beverage concessions.
The MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest is an amzing way to celebrate Juneteenth and Black culture in The Land, so get Downtown for fireworks, food and a family fun June 16 - 17 to take it all in.