'It Takes A Village' celebrates Juneteenth 2023 with annual 'Village Fest'

Juneteenth celebration to held at Anna & Frederick Douglass Park

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Sunday, June 18, 2023
It Takes A Village celebrates Juneteenth with annual Village Fest
It Takes A Village is hosting a Juneteenth festival Sunday.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- "It Takes A Village" will host their second annual "Juneteenth Village Fest" Sunday, at Anna & Frederick Douglass Park from noon to 8 p.m.

Musical performances include Angie Stone, Marsha Ambrosius, Talib Kweli, BJ The Chicago Kid and Kindred and the Family Soul. Attendees can also enjoy local performers, food vendors, community-based organizations and resources, carnival rides and activities for all ages.

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The Anna and Frederick Douglass Park is especially significant to ITAV's Village Leadership Academy. The park was renamed after VLA students' "Change the Name" campaign, which successfully pushed for the renaming of the park, originally named after a slave-owning family in a historically Black neighborhood.

Tickets are sold out for Village Fest, but all are still welcome and will be accepted at the door. The event is free to attend.