Juneteenth Festival! Check Out The Video and Photos!

June 18, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 6:36 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

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June 18, 2011 Updated Oct 20, 2013 at 6:36 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The weather was picture perfect for a parade in Buffalo...a picture perfect day for the "Juneteenth" parade and celebration in MLK Park.

"Juneteeth' marks the anniversary of the end of slavery in America. Buffalo's "Juneteenth" Festival and parade is one of the largest in the country.

The parade kicked off from the Juneteenth offices on Genesee Street promptly at 11a.m. Saturday, winding through the city streets and ending at MLK Park, where vendors and displays of African American Heritage filled the grounds.

Click the video to see more from photojournalist Chris Podosek.

Channel 7 is a proud co-sponsor of "Sankofa Days" events leading up to Juneteenth, and supports the weekend events. WKBW was there for the parade today, and you can check out all the pictures in the photo gallery!

Here is more information on the Sunday events from the Juneteenth website:

Sunday Schedule:
Praise & Worship 10:00am – 12:00noon
Followed by Festivities in Park until 8:00pm

Festival includes Main Entertainment Stage, vendors, Health Pavilion, Book Fair, free Underground Railroad Tours, Children Activities tent, Health Pavilion, Family Portrait Booth, African Drum and Dance lessons, a Heritage Tent, Hospitality Tent, Youth Activities and more.

Come and enjoy a fun filled weekend for the entire family. The Juneteenth Festival is the third largest festival of its kind in the country. Its mission is to “actively preserve and promote the broad spectrum of the African American heritage through educational and cultural activities that will benefit the community as a whole.”