June 19, 2021, marks the very first Juneteeth recognized as a federal holiday. Kentuckians across the state are celebrating the 156th anniversary of emancipation for enslaved African Americans with some first-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...)
In addition to this epic Juneteenth event, Lexington has produced SOULFEAST, a "ten-day celebration of black culinary excellence highlighting black farmers, chefs, food establishments, caterers, and culinary vendors in Central Kentucky." Come on down!
Shewee! Louisville has A LOT of awesome Juneteenth celebrations! From multi-days of the Kentucky Black Festival and the Juneteenth Jubilee Celebration, to events at the Oldham County History Center, Floyd County Library, Roots 101 African American Museum, and more! There’s even a Juneteenth Community Bike Ride in Lou... dang that’s cool!
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.