Downtown Albany to Celebrate Juneteenth with Freedom Festival on June 17th

Get ready to celebrate freedom and creativity at Albany’s highly anticipated freedom festival! Taking place on Saturday, June 17, from noon to 5:00 PM, this lively event will be held on South Pearl Street between Madison and Westerlo Avenues. The street will be closed off to create a vibrant atmosphere for the festivities centered around the African American Cultural Center of the Capital Region.

Explore the diverse range of vendors and businesses along the South Pearl Street corridor and the South End Grocery parking lot at 106 South Pearl Street. These establishments beautifully represent the neighborhood’s rich cultural heritage, strong family bonds, and unwavering resilience.

What sets this festival apart is its purpose: to commemorate the abolition of slavery in the United States. It offers an educational and uplifting experience for all attendees. Prepare to be inspired by captivating music, engaging art, insightful speakers, family-friendly activities, access to community resources, local vendors offering unique products, and delicious food.

The best part? This incredible event is free and open to the public. Join thousands of people who come together each year to honor freedom, learn, and celebrate the power of community. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to be part of Albany’s premier freedom festival.

Mark your calendars for June 17, and immerse yourself in a day filled with creativity, cultural appreciation, and a joyful celebration. Stay tuned for more updates, and invite your friends and family to join the festivities. We can’t wait to see you there!

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