MetroHealth Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery on June 19, 1865 - the day when all African Americans were freed from slavery. MetroHealth’s Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest is set to become an annual destination event in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, poised to position our community as a national leader in celebrating Juneteenth.

Set to take place on Saturday, June 18 from 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm on Mall C in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, the city-wide, family-friendly celebration and commemoration of Juneteenth will feature a headline performance by Grammy Award winner Keyon Harrold, with special guest and Grammy Award winner Bilal, Karamu House, the country’s oldest Black producing theatre and a fireworks finale and Cleveland’s own Hubbs Groove.

Festivities will also include a vendor village to spotlight Black businesses and entrepreneurs; community programming and education, spoken-word performances, interactive art demonstrations, food trucks, and beverage concessions.