• Juneteenth on the Ohio River

    Saturday June 15, 2024

    Location: English Park
    Contact: Owensboro Black Expo

    Juneteenth, June 19th, marks the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States, in 1865. Juneteenth on the Ohio River includes music performances, historical reenactments, and cultural festivities. This is the opportunity for the community to come together to honor African American heritage, reflect on the struggles for freedom and equality, and celebrate the rich cultural contributions of African Americans. Juneteenth on the Ohio River serves as a significant and meaningful community celebration that highlights both the historical significance of the holiday and the diversity of local traditions and expressions.