Five Things To Do In NEO: Celebrating Juneteenth
Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the commemoration of the end of slavery on June 19, 1865. Take part in the celebration in Northeast Ohio by enjoying these upcoming events.
Cleveland’s first Juneteenth Freedom Fest is set to take place downtown at Mall C Saturday, June 19, 12 – 10 p.m. The family-friendly festival features Grammy award-winning performers, local Black vendors, interactive art demonstrations, food trucks and more.
Buckeye Summer Soul Series
The Buckeye Summer Soul Series presents “Juneteenth on Buckeye” on Saturday, June 19, 12 – 6 p.m., at Art & Soul Park on Buckeye Road in Cleveland in collaboration with Black Lives Matter Cleveland, New Era Cleveland and Cleveland NAACP. Enjoy live entertainment, food, giveaways and more.
Akron Symphony Orchestra
The Akron Symphony Orchestra presents its Outside Voices Concert Series at Lock 3 on Saturday, June 19 at 7:30 p.m. The free, outdoor concert will feature the Akron Symphony Strings and the Akron Symphony Symphonic Winds with a focus on works from underrepresented composers.
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland Public Library presents a Juneteenth Celebration on Friday, June 18, 2 – 3:30 p.m., at the Glenville Branch on St. Clair Ave. The event is an outdoor, garden gathering featuring spoken word artist Siaara Freeman.
Euclid Public Library
The Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers presents “Virtual Juneteenth Celebration: Cleveland Area Black Storytellers” on Friday, June 18, 12 – 12:45 p.m. The Facebook livestream shares important and educational stories of Black ancestry.