Juneteenth marks the American holiday commemorating the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of the remaining enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy.
2021 Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations
Waterfront Park is excited to be a part of or host to numerous Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration events in 2021.
For additional information on Juneteenth Jubilee Celebrations throughout the city, visit juneteenthlou.com
Juneteenth Camp LVA & Waterfront Park June 14-18 These weeklong day camps will be held outdoors with plenty of room for social distancing. 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. Campers ages 7-12.
At this time, the session is limited to 10 students.
Registration is $260 per camper and Waterfront Park members will receive a $25 discount.
Questions? Please contact Annette Cable firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Juneteenth: Past, Present, Future. Community Walk & (UN)Known Project Site Dedication June 19
FREE Doors open at 11:30am Noon – Poetry & Performances at Roots 101 followed by A Journey In Our Footprints Walk: Roots 101 African American Museum -124 N 1st St. A Journey in Our Footprints Walk to (Un)Known Project site will begin around 12:45pm [0.8 mile walk with stops along the way]
1:30 – (Un)Known Project Site Dedication and Libation Ceremony: Between 9th and 10th on the Louisville Waterfront. [Free Parking at end of 10th St adjacent to site]
This bench is composed of a limestone seat, a black granite back, and a chain with broken links. The back is sandblasted with a drawn head that becomes a stand-in portrait for the escaped enslaved person, as well as text describing the UnKnown project. Rugged edges reference the arduous nature of the escape. The seat is limestone, 18” high, with a rounded front edge for comfort and texture to complement the rough edges of the granite. The bench is 60” wide, 16” deep and approximately 36” high. The chain will be a large galvanized (standard finish) linked chain whose links are welded together and welded to the frame. The chain and all other steel structural elements will be powder-coated with a rust color for a long, low maintenance life.
10:30am-5pm – COVID-19 Vaccine Micro-Site – No appointment needed! Location: Louisville Waterfront and 4th St. – Vaccines are FREE and NO health insurance is required.
Location: Big Four Lawn – Under the Disc of the Big Four Bridge Health Fair – Sponsored by Norton Healthcare. COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, mammograms, diabetes testing and information about prostate, sickle cell and HIV.
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