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The SC Juneteenth Freedom Fest

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To commemorate and emphasize education, freedom and the overall achievement of African Americans.

Our Vision & Commitment

To honor our ancestors by creating ways for economic, social, education, health and community efforts. 

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There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history...

And there is no higher cause than

honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.


Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America.


Juneteenth commemorates and emphasizes education, freedom, and the overall achievement of African Americans.


It is a time for reflection and rejoicing.

It is a time for community assessment, self-improvement, and planning for the future.


It serves as a celebration of the progress attained by generations of fighting for freedoms and rights; it also serves as a reminder of the work yet to come that will be necessary in order to ensure a brighter, more equitable world for all children and future generations.

What's Coming Up At The

2022 South Carolina Juneteenth Freedom Fest?

This year's 2-day event will take place at the

Benedict College Charlie W. Johnson Stadium.

Bringing family fun for everyone in the Midlands with:

Carnival Rides


Live Music Performances & DJ

Live Artistic Performances

Food Trucks

Vendors & Exhibitors

And Much More


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We're Having A CARNIVAL!


That's right! For this year's event we partnered with

Midway Rides Unlimited 

to bring great family fun to the metro

with thrilling rides that are fun for all ages, exciting and challenging games with great prizes,

& classic carnival food.

What kinds of rides will be there?

Find Out Here!

Upcoming Juneteenth Events

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Join The Parade!


Register to participate in this year's SC Juneteenth Freedom Fest Parade you have the opportunity to display yourself, cause, group, team, business, and message to the world!

Also At The 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Fest

In 2021, the unemployment rate for African Americans in South Carolina was 6.5%.

This is nearly double that of other groups. With that in mind, we had several local companies
involved with our first job fair where several people were able to obtain gainful


Covid Testing & Vaccination

South Carolina has experiences nearly 1.5 million confirmed covid cases and over 15,000
covid related deaths. National data show that counties with a predominantly African American population were more heavily impacted by COVID-19, both in rates of diagnosis and death. We have partnered with several medical groups in the midlands to do covid

tests and vaccinations.

Juneteenth Freedom Fest In The News:
Juneteenth Fest On WLTX News
Juneteenth Freedom Fest 2022 Sponsors

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Are you looking for a way to support

African American communities? 


Do you want a way to expose your business to tens of thousands of people at a family-friendly event?


Become a 2022 Juneteenth Sponsor and introduce your business and your message

to tens of thousands of festival-goers.

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