The Bethlehem Center To Host 1st Annual Juneteenth Festival

Monday, May 3, 2021

The Bethlehem Center will host its first annual Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 19 from noon-5 p.m. at the center’s location in Chattanooga’s Southside, 200 W. 38th St.

In honor of the commemoration of African-American emancipation celebrated annually across the United States, the Bethlehem Center decided to host a Juneteenth Festival with the goal of bringing Chattanooga communities together for a great day of celebration, fellowship and to support locally owned African American small businesses.

There will be food trucks and more than 20 vendors selling art, handmade jewelry, holistic skin products and more onsite at the festival. 

“Juneteenth is such an important moment in history that should be acknowledged and celebrated,” said Reginald F. Smith, II, executive director of the Bethlehem Center. “We are extremely excited to host the first annual Juneteenth Festival and honored to provide a space where all communities can come together to support local businesses, access resources and participate in a cultural heritage event in the Greater Chattanooga area.”  

For more information about the Juneteenth Festival or to learn about vendor and partnership opportunities, contact Shari Watson at 423-266-1384 ext. 103 or send an email to swatson@thebeth.org.


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