On June 19, 2022, Kentuckians across the state are celebrating the 157th anniversary of emancipation for enslaved African Americans with some events celebrating second-ever events, and some events with long traditions. Wherever you are in the state, there's a place nearby for you to celebrate! (Tap pictures for event details...)
Cynthiana, June 18
Frankfort, June 17-20
Georgetown, June 18
Lexington will celebrate Juneteenth with a number of events, some with longer traditions and some burgeoning. Check out the full line up!
And DO NOT MISS the Soulteenth Fest on June 18, part of SoulFeast Week, a "ten-day celebration of black culinary culture highlighting black restaurants, farmers, and chefs in Central Kentucky." Read about Kentucky for Kentucky's partnership with SoulFeast Week HERE!
Madisonville, June 17-19
Richmond, June 18
AND ALSO!! Paducah has celebrated the freedom of enslaved African Americans on August 8th for well over a century! They're working on this year's festivities... stay in loop with the Paducah W.C. Young Community Center.