Cincinnati’s 34th Juneteenth Celebration

June, 2021

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Cincinnati’s Annual Juneteenth Festival is produced  by Juneteenth Cincinnati, Inc.,

 An Ohio non-profit corporation.

Because of covid-19 concerns, the 2021 Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival will NOT be in Eden Park 

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The Covid-19 pandemic made it impossible to have our traditional Juneteenth Festival in Eden Park in 2020. In its place we presented “Virtual Juneteenth,” which you can still enjoy on Youtube & Vimeo.

Alas, though the pandemic is slowing down, Juneteenth Cincinnati has  again decided to take the safe path and produce two video concerts that will air on Channel 19 on June 20 as well as on Community cable, YouTube & Vimeo.    

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Juneteenth 2020

Virtual  Juneteenth Festival  

Virtual Father’s Day Concert

Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony


Juneteenth Flag Raising at     

Cincinnati Art Museum. Corner of

Gilbert & Eden Park Dr.

Dance on the Cincinnati bank of the Ohio, paying homage to the role that water has played in the journey into, out of, and beyond enslavement.  Read More

             Hamilton County Building

             138 E. Court St.   11:00 am

             10:00 am Cincinnati City Hall

            All new Juneteenth virtual             concerts. Feature performances               include

      Charles Fold Singers

Hamilton County’s Juneteenth Holiday

    On Sept. 15 the Hamilton Co. Commissioners made June 19–Juneteenth– an official, paid holiday for all County employees. The resolution passed unanimously.

     Because June 19 will be on Saturday, the County will observe its first Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 18, 2021.

Ohio Next?

   December, 2020, the Ohio Senate voted to make Juneteenth an Ohio holiday.  It still needs approval by the House and the Governor’s signature.

In honor of Black History Month, Juneteenth Cincinnati collaborated with Kennedy Heights Arts Center to present a multi-faceted celebration of the Harlem Renaissance from February 27 to March 27, 2021. Read More

A Celebration of the Harlem Renaissance highlights the artistic and cultural achievements and enduring legacy of the Renaissance through an art exhibition, poetry reading, dance and jazz performances. We honor those who were the original pioneers of a Black Lives Matter movement that reshaped the way society would see and respect people of color.

Renaissance Jazz

Stream our Harlem Renaissance Series

Reflections of the Renaissance

Dances of the Renaissance

 Click to See the Renaissance Art Exhibit

CPS Student Jazz Orchestra

Bridge Alert!!

The Purple People Bridge will still be closed on June 13. We will be instead dance on the Cincinnati riverfront. Watch this space for specifics.


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Join The In[HEIR]itance Project online for an interactive performance that reflects the unique and universal story of Cincinnati through ritual, song, and storytelling, as part of Juneteenth Cincinnati.