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Urbana Ohio's very own Black Heritage Festival

Juneteenth Weekend

Where we heal, celebrate and acknowledge our heritage as a community. Named one of Ohio's best festivals to attend! Read more for ways to support the festival and get your business involved.

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Special
Announcements

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The Barbara Howell Park Conservancy, a dedicated non-profit organization, is spearheading extensive renovations at Barbara Howell Park to create a safer, more welcoming environment for our community. Through these enhancements, we aim to foster a space where families and individuals can enjoy nature and recreational activities in an elevated park setting. We invite you to watch our full announcement video on YouTube to learn more about our exciting plans and how you can get involved.

A Look Back

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Our Story

The planning committee for the festival was founded in 2021 and the inaugural Urbana Black Heritage Festival took place in 2022 as a way of remembering important people and local events in the history of Urbana, Ohio. Our mission is to bring the community together to learn, share and celebrate our black families over generations.

Read our feature in Travel Mag's Top Festivals and Fairs in the State of Ohio!

What to Expect

Opening Ceremony

Our festival will begin with live music and an opening ceremony to welcome festival guests to the event.

Vendor Market

Shop, support and explore local small businesses from our community.

Heritage Connection

Heritage displays from local families will be available to explore. Learn about how we're all connected and hear legacy stories from family members.

Food Trucks

Enjoy delicious bites from food truck owners local to our community and surrounding cities.

Live Entertainment

Head to the stage for live performances from local musical legends, spoken word artists, bands and many more entertainers.

Tim Howell Car Show

Enjoy the Tim Howell Car Show and check out luxury collectors' cars as we celebrate the Top 20 and Best of Show participants

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our event, becoming a sponsor, or how to get involved? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

 

urbanaheritagefestival@gmail.com

Festival

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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