Several events planned in central Ohio to celebrate Juneteenth

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Juneteenth celebrations are happening this weekend in Columbus to celebrate the 1865 liberation of the last enslaved people in the U.S., two years after the passing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Juneteenth isn’t until Monday, but several organizations are hosting celebrations for the federal holiday throughout the weekend in the Columbus Metro area. This includes multiple festivals, a parade, concerts and a potluck.

Here is a list of several Juneteenth events happening this weekend in central Ohio:

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