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Downtown Akron Juneteenth Celebration Saturday

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Date and Time for this Past Event


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All ages are invited to join us on Cascade Plaza to celebrate this kick-off to Juneteenth across Akron. This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

DJ J Boogie
Free concert from FunkyardX (9-piece band)
Spoken word with Xposyur
Black Beanz dance performance
Crafts and games
Downtown Akron Black-owned business vendor fair
Food and drinks

Schedule of Events
4 - 5:30 pm DJ J Boogie
5:30 - 6 pm Black Beanz - Akron dance troupe
6:10 - 6:40 pm Xposyur & 1Take - spoken word
7:30 - 8:15 Angie Higgins Dance and drum group
8:30 - 10 pm FunkyardX

Food will be available for purchase from:
Cookie's BBQ
Bereka Coffee
Ernie's Catering and Event Planning
Essential Dipped Delights

Beverages available for purchase from The Shed and The Shed Bar

Community Mural Project led by Da'Shika Street of Street Craftery
Arts and crafts with Ebony Hill of Hilltastic Coaching
Crafting with Akron Children's Museum

Participating vendors and organizations:
Reconnecting Our Communities
Akron AIDS Collaborative
Hilltastic Coaching
County of Summit
Sojourner Truth Plaza Committee
Hair Geek Studios/Stay Pretty Collection
The Tea Lady
Deb's Jewelry Box
Glam Scents
Sole Plug Custom

For more Juneteenth events throughout the city, click the link above.

The 2023 Downtown Akron Juneteenth Celebration is presented by DAP in partnership with Akron Civic Theatre, the City of Akron, Akron Children's Museum, North Hill Community Development Corporation, and Akron Civic Commons, with additional support from Akron Community Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, GAR Foundation, and Knight Foundation, and through the time and efforts of the Downtown Akron Juneteenth Planning Committee.