June 13, 2017
The 2017 Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival in Germantown will take place on Saturday, June 17. The annual event celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States.
To begin the festival, there will be a parade from the First Protest Against Slavery historical marker at 5109 Germantown Ave. to the Johnson House at 6306 Germantown Ave.
Mayor Jim Kenney will present opening remarks at 11:30 a.m. on the main stage. This year will be the first time a Philadelphia mayor has attended or presented remarks at the festival.
During the day, the festival will include family-friendly activities. There will be a cultural marketplace, historical re-enactments, a panel discussion, music, food trucks, a beer garden and the Oimah Ammi Children's Village.
The Juneteenth Festival is free to attend. Food, drink and shopping are pay-as-you-go.
Saturday, June 17
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
6300 block of Germantown Ave.