2022 Juneteenth On The Ave

Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 12 PM to 6 PM
Mt. Vernon Avenue
Free Community Event

Join us to learn about the significance of June 19, 1865, through educational, performing, and visual art activities. Juneteenth Freedom Day explores how the date has impacted the African American experience over the past 157 years.

Juneteenth on the Ave is a collaboration between community-based organizations around Columbus’ Historic Mt. Vernon Avenue to celebrate Black resilience and creativity. The event showcases performing and visual artists while promoting support to black owned businesses. The district-wide commemoration features archival community photographs, art exhibits, food trucks, games, health screenings, higher education information sessions as well as dance, music, spoken word and theatre performances. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Click here to see event map and to learn more.

Produced in partnership with the Columbus Urban League, Maroon Arts Group, the Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce, Black Out and Proud, the Poindexter Village Museum, the Ohio History Connection and Sole Classics.

Program support for the King Arts Complex participation is provided by City Of Columbus Department of Recreation and Parks, Franklin County Department of Job & Family Services, Cardinal Health, City of Columbus, United Way of Central Ohio, Mid-Ohio Food Bank, Thelma Clark Scholarship Fund, and The King Arts Complex Education Supporters.



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Opening Ceremony 12 PM

Shad Jones (12:30 – 1:00 PM)

Black Women Rise (1:15 – 2:15 PM)

DJ O Sharp (2:15 – 2:45 PM)

Storytellers (2:45 – 3:30 PM)

Broken English (3:30 – 4:30 PM)



Opening Ceremony 12 PM

Najoura (1:00 – 1:30 PM)

FYI Quartet (1:45 – 2:45 PM)

Cedric Easton & Circle of Friends (3:15 – 4:15 PM)

PitchBlack Mini-Pitch (4:15 PM)

Liquid Crystal Project (4:45 PM – 5:45 PM)



Opening Ceremony 12 PM

Ella Star (1:15 PM – 1:45 PM)

Eric Rollin + DJ (2:00 PM – 2:45 PM)

Shaun Booker (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Vamp Village – backing band

Thump Daddy Payne (4:15 PM – 5:00 PM)

Vamp Village – backing band

PitchBlack Mini-Pitch (5:00 PM)

The Flex Crew (5:15 – 6:45 PM)




Coco’s Confectionary Kitchen, LLC

Willowbeez SoulVeg LLC

OnTheShield Catering

Kix stands up

Too Good Eats


Solomon & Lynn’s Pizza Shack

MaMa’s Kidz Limeade

Dirt Rich Brew

Manman’s Production LLC

Flavors of Ice

Eliza’s Cookies & Treats, LLC

Queen’s Table llc

Soul Crave

The Pastry Boutique

Our Daily Manna

Wingz on Wheelz

Marlow’s Cheesesteaks & The Water Ice Shoppe

Q’s Cakes

Fork in Nigeria

Zone 5 BBQ LLC



Libation & West African Dance

The Juneteenth on the Ave Easel Gallery

Children’s Book Fair of Black Authors

Signs Up Bronzeville

The Dream Booth

Black Ag Activities with The Bronzeville Growers Market

Drum Making with Baba Jubal

Fashion Activation with Black Out & Proud

Paint by Numbers Activations

Graffiti Art

Paint the Power (Kids Edition)

Resistance Wall (1850 – Present)

Freedom Wall

Joy Wall

Jubilee Festival (teaser)

HBCU Lane/NPHC Stroll Off

The People’s Circus

JPPF History Booth

On the Ave Photo Walk w/Kojo Kamau & Kaleem Musa

Pictures with Dads

Chess with the Royal Oak Initiative

…and much MORE

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