Juneteenth 2023 Parade and Festival


The Juneteenth Festival (a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States) of Buffalo began in 1976 as a culturally-relevant alternative to the country’s Bicentennial Celebration. Murals were painted and vendors set up booths to sell ethnic foods and wares — entertainment and festivity were abundant. The event has grown tremendously, with the mission to actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.

Buffalo’s Juneteenth Festival is back in the park in 2022! After 2 years online, we are coming together under the summer sun to enjoy each other’s love, strength, and solidarity.

The 48th annual Juneteenth Parade will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The parade begins at Juneteenth of Buffalo Headquarters at 1517 Genesee Street at Moselle Street at 10:45 AM. The parades four divisions will proceed west on Genesee Street from Moselle Street towards the Viewing Stage located at E. Parade and Genesee Streets.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
Fillmore Avenue & Best Street
Buffalo, NY 14211

June 17, 2023
Recurring daily

Parade begins at 10:45am

Free

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