Juneteenth – Jubilee Day Festival
Jun. 19 2022

Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

Ohio Village 800 East 17th Avenue, Columbus, OH, USA Open in Google Map
Adult - 13 Age 60+ or College ID - 11 Age 4-12 - 7 Age 3 & Under - Free Ohio History Connection Member - Free

Event included with general admission

$11/age 60+ or college student with ID
$7/ages 4–12
Free/age 3 & under
Ohio History Connection members enjoy free admission

Advance tickets are recommended. Walk-up admission is available anytime during open hours at the Ohio History Center front desk. Tickets are valid for full day admission- arrive anytime!

Members who wish to reserve tickets in advance can do so by calling 614-297-2300 during business hours.

Now a federal holiday, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Texas, it’s been observed on the 19th of June annually since 1865. At the Ohio Village Jubilee Day Festival, see artists from the National Association of Black Storytellers, Ohio Black Dance and Watoto Storytellers share the historical narrative of Juneteenth through storytelling, dance and theatrical reenactments. Included with Ohio History Center & Ohio Village admission.

Please use the link to find the list of scheduled activities for the day!

Jubilee Celebration 2022

Juneteenth on the Ave

Sat., June 18 - 12pm – 6pm 

Mt. Vernon Avenue, between 17th and St. Clair Avenue 

The Ohio History Connection and its Poindexter Village Museum also are collaborating with the Columbus Urban League; Maroon Arts Group; Central Ohio African American Chamber of Commerce; King Arts Complex; and Black, Out and Proud (BOP) on Juneteenth on the AVE from noon to 6 p.m. June 18 on Mount Vernon Avenue, between 17th Street and St. Clair Avenue. The event will feature entertainment, vendors and Taste of Juneteenth, a Black-owned food truck festival. 

Juneteenth on the AVE is a community collaboration among organizations associated with Columbus’s historic Mt. Vernon Avenue to celebrate Black resilience and creativity by showcasing performing and visual artists while promoting support to Black-owned businesses.  

Ohio History Connection entertainment includes a Jubilee Day Festival teaser, the Ohio Village/Poindexter Storytelling Collective, a Kojo Kamau Pop Up and James Preston Poindexter Foundation and Ohio History Connection creative activities. Admission is free. 

For more information, go to  juneteenthontheave.com  or email [email protected] 

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