2023 Juneteenth Village Fest

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2023 Juneteenth Village Fest

FREE family-fun with rides, games, food, and more to celebrate Juneteenth! Hosted by Chicago's It Takes A Village Family of Schools.

By It Takes A Village Family of Schools

When and where

Date and time

Sunday, June 18 · 12 - 8pm CDT


Anna & Frederick Douglass Park 1401 S. Sacramento Dr Chicago, IL 60623

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About this event

  • 8 hours
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Juneteenth Village Fest will feature musical performances by Angie Stone, Talib Kweli, Marsha Ambrosius, Kindred and the Family Soul, and BJ The Chicago Kid. Attendees can also enjoy local performers, food vendors, community-based organizations and resources, a Ferris wheel and other carnival rides, and activities for all ages.

Juneteenth Village Fest will provide a space for the ITAV Family of Schools, partner organizations, and the broader community to commemorate the liberation of African descendants from the institution of slavery. Thousands of guests will be inspired to reflect upon the profound legacy and ancestral roots of African Americans as programming highlights the resilience, solidarity, culture, and progress of Black communities.

Juneteenth Village Fest will be held within the Anna & Frederick Douglass Park ~ A powerful space with great meaning to our Village Leadership Academy students who are responsible for the renaming of the park. The inspiring work of the students has been highlighted in a documentary, “Change the Name,” which aired on BET, has been shown at film festivals across the country, and is currently being used in Chicago schools as a model to inspire youth activism and civic engagement. More information on how our Village Leadership Academy students renamed Douglass Park through Grassroots Campaigns efforts can be found here.

More information about It Takes A Village Family of Schools, Village Leadership Academy, and our Grassroots Campaigns can be found at www.ITAVschools.org.

Photo (above) our Village Leadership Academy students in Douglass Park "change the name" shirts

Video (above) highlights from our inaugural Juneteenth Village Fest last summer

Thank You to our Sponsors!

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