Juneteenth marks the American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of the remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy.

2022 Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations

Waterfront Park will host numerous Juneteenth Celebration events in 2022.
For additional information on Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations throughout the city, visit juneteenthlou.com

Juneteenth Camp
LVA & Waterfront Park sponsored by the Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration
June 13-17

For the second year, young artists are invited to participate in a tuition free celebration of art and learning for ages 7-12.  Campers will be introduced to the work and history of Ed Hamilton, Muhammad Ali, the Underground Railroad and more enriching information relating to Juneteenth and our city of Louisville.  Campers will create their own sculptures, collages, miniature landscapes and paintings to express themselves and their newfound knowledge.  Their art will be displayed at the end of camp at their very own art exhibition.   

The registration form is online at this link: https://form.jotform.com/220683867729168

Campers will meet each morning for visual art instruction, and activities on the covered outdoor patio of the David K. Karem Building which overlooks the Ohio River. In the afternoon, campers will explore Waterfront Park sites for fun camp activities and plenty of exercise.

Questions? Please contact Annette Cable annette@louisvillevisualart.org or ashley@ourwaterfront.org

Celebrate Juneteenth with Black Complex 
June 16-19
Celebrate the third annual Juneteenth Festival with Black Complex, June 19th at the Belvedere. Attendees will be able to purchase food and other items from local vendors, while listening to music.

More information at louisvillejuneteenthfest.com

2020 Virtual Juneteenth Jubilee

2020’s second annual celebration went virtual due to COVID-19. You are invited to join us as we celebrate this profoundly historic date through music, drama, and art.

A new episode of the seven part series was broadcast each Friday beginning June 19th through August 7th on Wave Country with Dawne Gee on WAVE 3 and all episodes are available to view below.

Episode Release Dates
June 19, 2020 – Episode 1
June 26, 2020 – Episode 2
July 10, 2020 – Episode 3
July 17, 2020 – Episode 4
July 24, 2020 – Episode 5
July 31, 2020 – Episode 6
August 7, 2020 – Episode 7

Produced in partnership with Actors Theatre and 1200
Directed by Jecorey 1200 Arthur

Featuring musical performances by: AMPED, 1200, Chanson Calhoun, Chase Dean, Dave Clark Trio, Hannah Drake, Jamesse, Jason Clayborn and the Atmosphere Changers, Jason Clayborn, JD Green, Maestro J, Pat Mathison, Sheryl Rouse, The La’Nita Rocknettes School of Dance, and The Untouchables.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support in making the series a reality:

Louisville Metro Council. Thanks to the following metro council members for their contributions:

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith, District 4
Councilwoman Keisha Dorsey, District 3
Councilman David Yates, District 25
Councilwoman Jessica Green, District 1
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, District 2
Councilman David James, District 6
Councilman Bill Hollander, District 9
Councilman Pat Mulvihill, District 10
Councilman Kevin Triplett, District 15
Councilman Stuart Benson, District 20
Councilwoman Madonna Flood, District 24
Councilman Rick Blackwell, District 12
Councilman Mark Fox, District 13
Councilwoman Cindi Fowler, District 14
Councilman Anthony Piagentini, District 19
Councilwoman Nicole George, District 21
Councilman James Peden, District 23
Councilman Brent Ackerson, District 26
Councilman Markus Winkler, District 17
Councilman Robin Engel, District 22
Councilman Brandon Coan, District 8

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