BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The third largest Juneteenth Festival in the country is about to take place in our own backyard.
Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States.
The festival also recognizes the achievements of African Americans in our country.
Here's what you'll be able to find at this year's Juneteenth Festival of Buffalo.
The parade will be held on Saturday at Genesee Street and Moselle Street. It starts at 11 a.m.
Arts and Cultural Stage
The Arts and Cultural stage will feature artists from across the area both Sunday and Monday. The stage is located on Fillmore Avenue and East Parade Street. Entertainment starts at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.
This is where you can find jewelry, art and clothes. Hours at the market run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The food court is located near the wading pool on Fillmore Avenue. It's open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Two tours will be provided Saturday and Sunday. Tours are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Pickups are on Best and Fillmore Street.
Many health agencies will be on hand offering information. The pavilion is located on Fillmore Avenue near Martin Luther King Drive.
Maafa is scheduled for Friday, June 21st at Broderick Park. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Maafa is an opportunity to reflect and heal from the atrocities that were inflicted on Africa and African people.