Where is the Louisville Juneteenth Festival going to be held?
The main event will be held at the Belvedere @ 141 N 6th St, Louisville, KY 40202
We will have more than one event though, so please stay tuned for further information!
How do I get tickets?
Tickets will go on sale soon, please follow us here and on social media for updates!
What is Juneteenth?
"Juneteenth National Freedom Day" commemorates the survival, due to God-given strength and determination, of African Americans through extreme adversity, hardship, and triumph. Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. The troops’ arrival came a full two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth honors the end of slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.
Where are the events located?
Check the schedule HERE.
What about Parking and Rideshare?
All event spaces have onsite parking, parking garages, or street parking nearby with quick and easy access for all. We highly suggest that you use LYFT or UBER to access the events.
How long does the Juneteenth Fest go on for?
There are 4 days of activities. The celebration officially kicks off on June 16, 2022. This will include a series of events held downtown and in the surrounding areas. The official festival day is on June 19 and will start at 3 pm at Belvedere Park located at 141 N 6th St, Louisville, Ky.
Is the Fest FREE?
Yes, the festival is free. The majority of the events are free and open to the public with RSVP. This means first come, first served.
How can I invest in the Black Complex Building Fundraiser?
Visit our booth at the festival grounds or online at https://wefunder.com/blackcomplexlouisville
What should I wear?
Pro Black attire, Pan-African attire, Portable phone chargers, a super-fly outfit, a valid Driver's License or I.D., Sunglasses, Hat, your most fly shoes, and your favorite hair-do.
What should I bring?
Bring you high-energy and good spirits to have a great time. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the performances and gather with community. Bring your business cards to network with some of the region's most influential talent, founders and professionals. Be sure to bring your spending power to support our vendors and businesses. Please drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated.
What about security?
We have licensed, trained, private, and certified security and support from law enforcement to ensure that everyone has a safe and memorable experience. All attendees are subject to bag checks and screenings before entering. Safety is our priority.
Will the Fest still go on if it rains?
Yes. Unless there's lightning, we outside.
Do I need a ticket to attend the Fest?
What should I not bring?
Please do not bring any large or oversized bags, they will not be permitted inside the festival. Small clear bags only, no exceptions for any reason. Please leave your firearms at home as well.No umbrellas, in the event of rain please bring a poncho.
Weapons of any kind, glass or metal containers, coolers, picnic baskets or grills, fireworks/explosives, illegal substances, alcohol (it will be sold at the event), laser pointers, no illegal vending permitted/no unauthorized vending allowed, motorized vehicles, outside food
Permissions and Amenities
The Do Something Black Today VIP Lounge is strictly limited to those who have been extended a private invitation or have purchased a ticket. No exceptions at all.
The Bourbon and Beer Garden is strictly for attendees 21+.
Please follow all signs and designated turf areas.
Safety and Medical
Our very top priority is ensuring the safety of our guests. Our medical services will be located throughout the festival grounds and will be clearly marked. University of Louisville Health is our proud partner and will be providing screenings to our attendees.
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