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“The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the triumphs of freedom, unity, and progress, honoring the remarkable achievements, sacrifices, and contributions made by Black Americans to this great nation; and It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we recognize the 4th Annual Louisville Juneteenth Festival, an event passionately produced by Black Complex Louisville and ardently supported by its community partners, as the Commonwealth of Kentucky's official celebration of Juneteenth... READ THE FULL ACCLAMATION >


Louisville Juneteenth Festival to follow Racing game at Lynn Family Stadium


Lynn Family Stadium to host Louisville Juneteenth Festival

Back for a fifth year, the Louisville Juneteenth Festival is moving to Lynn Family Stadium on Saturday, June 15, for its annual celebration of freedom, culture and community.

Organizers have teamed up with Louisville’s professional soccer clubs for a banner day in the Butchertown neighborhood, where Racing Louisville FC hosts NJ/NY Gotham FC at noon in a game broadcast on ESPN. The Louisville Juneteenth Festival will follow in the stadium’s Purple Lot with gates opening at 2 p.m. just following the game... READ THE COVERAGE HERE >

The Louisville Juneteenth Festival is returning for a fifth year, and new for 2024, the event will take place at Lynn Family Stadium Saturday, June 15 for a celebration of freedom and community.


Event organizers said they've partnered with Louisville's professional soccer clubs for the celebration. Racing Louisville FC will host NJ/NY Gotham FC at noon, followed by the festival in the stadium's Purple Lot, with gates opening at 2 p.m. after the game... READ THE COVERAGE HERE >


5th annual Louisville Juneteenth Festival to be held at Lynn Family Stadium


Aaron Jordan discusses importance of Louisville Juneteenth Festival

The Juneteenth holiday is a month away, and the city of Louisville has announced where its celebration will be held.

Lynn Family Stadium will host the fifth annual Juneteenth Festival. It's happening on Saturday, June 15, with its annual celebration of freedom, culture and community.


The festival will follow a big game for NWSL home team Racing Louisville FC as the team hosts NJ/NY Gotham FC at noon for a game to be broadcast on ESPN... WATCH THE COVERAGE HERE >


After social media debate, Louisville Juneteenth Festival returns to its original name

A rebranding of one of Louisville’s coveted Juneteenth celebrations sparked a social media debate after organizers posted a save the date this week.

A flyer was spread across social media with the name “Louteenth” and noted it was the “Formerly Louisville Juneteenth Festival” which did not sit right with some people who follow the event. Though people defended the festival and its organizers, others did not welcome its new name.... READ THE ARTICLE HERE >


Louisville Juneteenth festival filled with celebration, culture, opportunity for Black businesses


Hundreds celebrate Freedom Day at Louisville Juneteenth Festival.

“I just think that there’s so much work to be done,” Jordan explained. “I think for Black people, sometimes it becomes kind of complicated to figure out when’s a time to sit in something and appreciate it, and also having the other side that there’s still so much work to do so as Black people. This is just one of those moments I think we should just sit in it and appreciate the folks who did the work for the legislation.”

The Juneteenth Choir kicked off the festival and sang songs of liberation and justice as dozens of Black-owned businesses lined the park... WATCH THE COVERAGE HERE >


A press conference was held Tuesday to announce the four day celebration of Louisville’s upcoming Juneteenth Festival.


Here's everything you need to know about the four-day Louisville Juneteenth Festival

The 3rd Annual Louisville Juneteenth Festival will take place on June 16-19 at Louisville’s Waterfront Park, as well as other surrounding venues, and will feature more than 60 Black-owned businesses, musical performances, panel discussions, networking events, food and much more.

"The Louisville Juneteenth Festival is unique here in Louisville because we're intentional about hiring onboarding vendors, local vendors, local talent and we're intentional about making sure that our region is represented in the production of the global Juneteenth Festival," said Aaron Jordan, the CEO of Black Complex Louisville, a for profit that focuses on entrepreneurship, creatives, professionals, freelancers and business travelers. 


Black Complex Louisville have worked to have Juneteenth observed as a holiday since 2020.

“But our work is not over,” Jordan said. “And to that end, we are forging our relationships with lawmakers across the isles to ensure that the Juneteenth Festival will be recognized as not just a Black holiday, but an American holiday.”

This year, the company plan to expand into more events focused on entrepreneurship, equity, and more, the release said.

The third annual Louisville Juneteenth Fest will be held at The Belvedere on June 19.


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