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3rd Annual Juneteenth Food Festival

Sat, Jun 15, 2024 @ 11:00 am 8:00 pm

Weeksville Heritage Center and Jummy’s Picks by Black-Owned Brooklyn are partnering again for our third annual Juneteenth Food Festival! Join us on Saturday, June 15, from 11 am – 8 pm for this vibrant celebration of Black food and culture with 40+ food vendors and artisans. 

From sizzling barbecue and crispy catfish, to red velvet cake and homemade ice cream (plus abundant vegan options), the festival is steeped in tradition. Food has been a part of Juneteenth since its first observance in 1866, commemorating June 19, 1865 — when enslaved Texans received news of their freedom, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

In addition, the festival features a marketplace of specialty items from local Black artisans and dynamic programming including all-day sets by the Soul Summit DJ crew, performances by champion double dutch team the Jazzy Jumpers, workshops by Haus of Glitter dance collective and restorative yoga led by Sensate Wellness. There will also be art-making activities, food demos and more!

RSVP is not required to attend, but your RSVP helps us plan for the event by letting us know how many people to expect!

Interested in Volunteering? Sign up here to play an integral part in bringing this year’s festival to life.

Featuring: F1RST, Miss Holly’s Smokehouse, The Crabby Shack, Soul Bites, Filly Luv, Mac Shack, Black Rican Vegan, Greedi Vegan, Quiaufa’s Kitchen, GG’s Fish & Chips, Smokin Gunz Wings, The Little Hot Dog Wagon, Cornbread Farm to Soul, Breukelen Rub, Angie’s Delightful Bites, Kitchen Time, Sassy’s Fishcakes, BunNan, Cafe Rue Dix, Makina Cafe, 2 Girls & a Cookshop, Lakou Cafe, Kit an’ Kin, Doc’s Cake Shop, Brownstone Cheesecakes, The Salty Heifer, Patsy’s Rum Cake, Crème & Cocoa Creamery, Island Pops, Brooklyn Tea, Stay Press’d, Hibiscus Brew, Happy Cork, BEM | books & more, The Culture Ref, Henna Get a What What, Aya Paper Co., Create The Culture, BklynBarSoap, 18 August Ave, FOLKUS, Lotus In Violet

Photos by Curt Saunders for Black-Owned Brooklyn


Is RSVP required to attend?

An RSVP is not required to attend. This is a free public event, and admission will be on a “first come, first served” basis. Please note that there may be delays accessing the event site if we reach maximum capacity.

Is this a rain-or-shine event?

Yes! Every effort will be made for the festival to go on despite inclement weather (i.e., rain, storms, etc.) within reason.

What’s the easiest way to get to Weeksville Heritage Center?

If using a navigation app, input “Weeksville Heritage Center” or the address “158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11213.” Please note that bus routes may be modified due to Open Streets.

By Bus:

B46 Local to Bergen Street: Walk past the police station

B15 & B65 to Bergen Street and Buffalo Avenue: Please note: the Bergen Street and Buffalo Avenue stop will be moved due to alternate bus routes for Open Streets.

B47 to Bergen Street: Walk down Bergen Street towards Buffalo Avenue » Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street

By Subway:

A or C Train to Utica Avenue: Walk four short blocks south on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn left onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

C Train to Ralph Avenue: Walk south on Ralph Avenue towards Atlantic Avenue » Turn right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

3, 4 Train to Crown Heights-Utica Avenue: Walk seven blocks north on Utica Avenue to Bergen Street » Turn right onto Bergen Street »» Weeksville Heritage Center is on Buffalo Avenue between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue

Will there be parking available?

Buffalo Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street & Bergen Street between Ralph Avenue and Rochester Avenue will be CLOSED to all traffic and parking. We recommend taking public transportation, walking, ride-sharing, or taxis.

Limited street parking is available on the streets surrounding Weeksville Heritage Center.

Are children allowed?

Yes! This is an all-ages event. There will be various activities available for families and children.

Will there be bathrooms?

There will be access to flushing porta potties at the intersection of Buffalo and Bergen. ADA-accessible porta potties will be available.

Will there be seating?

We encourage you to bring your own blankets or lawn chairs to use for seating on the lawns at Weeksville. There will also be limited seating areas available. Please be mindful of people who may need to utilize the provided seating, including elders and differently-abled individuals.

Is drinking allowed?

Alcohol is not permitted on the grounds of Weeksville. We will be issuing wristbands for guests ages 21 and over for designated areas to consume alcoholic beverages purchased from our vendors.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking, vaping, and use of e-cigarettes are prohibited on the grounds of Weeksville to prevent a fire and to further protect the historic grounds.

Are pets allowed?

To help preserve our historic grounds, pets are not allowed on the Weeksville campus during the festival. This policy also applies to pets in handbags or carrying cases. The only exception is for trained service animals.