Juneteenth Festival

Intersection of Best Street and Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215


The Juneteenth Festival was established in June of 1865 to celebrate freedom from slavery as mandated by the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth made it's way to Buffalo, New York in 1976 through the Build Organization, a local civil rights group. For over 25 years Juneteenth continues to be a prominent African American two day summer event.

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