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.
Juneteenth is now a paid holiday for Hamilton County workers; Ohio not yet
June 1 10:00 am
Juneteenth Flag Raising at
Cincinnati Art Museum. Corner of
Gilbert & Eden Park Dr.
June 13 Wade in the Water
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
June 17 Flag Raising
Hamilton County Building
138 E. Court St. 11:00 am
June 18 Flag Raising
10:00 am Cincinnati City Hall
June 20 WXIX Fox 19 11am-1pm
All new Juneteenth virtual concerts. Feature performances include
Grammy Award winning
Charles Fold Singers
Rythym of Soul Band
Neva Ford Nation
Todd O’Neal Singers
Meme & Juneteenth Steppers
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.
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.
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.
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.