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 become a vendor, sponsor, or learn more.

Presented 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, and the Ohio History Connection.

Program support 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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