Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery on June 19, 1865 – the day when all African Americans became free. Freedom Fest is set to become an annual destination event in the heart of Downtown.
Produced in partnership with Karamu House, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Ingenuity Cleveland, this new annual festival will be an immersive community wide experience positioned to educate, celebrate and active participants around the history of African American culture.
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT
Marquee performances by Karamu House – the oldest Black theatre in the country.
Live and interactive visual arts demonstrations.
A vendor village providing opportunities to support local Black businesses and entrepreneurs.
The Elders Corner full of family friendly board games and children’s book reading.
Food Trucks, adult beverages, and fireworks!