Buffalo Juneteenth 2020 Outdoor Celebration Cancelled

After considering the effects Covid-19 is having on our nation, and specifically, on our community, in order to support the health and safety of our festival’s participants and attendees, the Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo’s Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 outdoor celebration.

Currently registered and prospective vendors, food service providers, parade participants, and Juneteenth Festival’s supportive community, please continue to follow us, for updates, on Facebook (Juneteenth of Buffalo Festival ); our website @ juneteenthofbuffalo.com.; and in the Challenger.

 Like almost every difficult decision being made, in this season, this is indeed unprecedented, as the Festival has been a staple of Buffalo’s Black community for 44 consecutive years, occurring on the first “-teens” weekend of June. 

 Other events that are affected by our decision include Sankofa Days, the Maafa, and Git on Da Bus; all of which are also cancelled. 

 Although we have no idea what our tomorrow holds, we will continue to operate with the belief that there will be ‘tomorrow,’         and continue to plan for a 2021 festival.

Please, if you pray, pray for us all, and stay healthy, safe, and through it all, show love. 

Again, please continue to follow us, for updates, on Facebook (Juneteenth of Buffalo Festival); our website @ juneteenthofbuffalo.com

Thank you, Community, for your continued support. 

Peace and Love

Jennifer Strickland