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Juneteenth Food Festival

Sat, Jun 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Jun 20, 2023 @ 7:00 pm

Join Weeksville Heritage Center and Jummy’s Picks by Black-Owned Brooklyn for our second annual Juneteenth Food Festival on June 17 and 18, from 12-7 pm. Food has been a part of Juneteenth since the holiday was first observed in 1866 to commemorate June 19, 1865 — when enslaved Black Texans were informed they were free, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The festival will feature 29 Black food businesses offering African American fare traditional to the holiday, such as barbecue, fried fish, crab boil, red beans and rice, red drinks and red velvet cake; as well as flavors from regions of Africa and the Caribbean. The event will also feature a small marketplace of apparel, accessories, records and books, all from Black brands. Attendees will be treated to cultural performances, including live sets from DJ Monday Blue, Donwill and DJ Tara (6/17), as well as the Soul Summit DJ collective (6/18).

We hope you’ll join us to celebrate Black culture, Black history and Black freedom by leaning into joy and leisure.

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

Featuring: Black Castle by Black Nile, The Crabby Shack, Dept. of Culture, Greedi Vegan, Doc’s Cake Shop, Abu’s Bakery, Cornbread, Breukelen Rub, Mac Shack, Lakou Cafe, GG’s Fish and Chips, Aunts et Uncles, Brooklyn Sweet Spot, Patsy’s Rum Cake, F1RST, Sweet Catch, Branch Patty, 2 Girls & a Cookshop, Fat Fowl, Makina Cafe, Kitchen Time, The Little Hot Dog Wagon, Kit an’ Kin, Crème & Cocoa Creamery, Island Pops, Brooklyn Tea, Stay Press’d, Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel, Happy Cork, BEM | books & more, Legacy, Nappy Head Club, Hoop 88 Dreams, Black On Black and more!