There are many joyful events taking place around Oak Park that celebrate Juneteenth.

Juneteenth also falls on Father’s Day weekend, so there is quite a lot to celebrate. In honor of both holidays, Welcome to Fatherhood in collaboration with Kings Kidz Academy are proud to present the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Juneteenth/Father’s Day Festival. This family friendly event takes place Saturday June 17th in Oak Park on the corner of Madison St. and Carpenter (across from Robinson’s Ribs) from 11 AM to 2 PM. All are welcome to attend!

The Juneteenth/Father’s Day Festival is a joyful celebration of freedom, culture, and togetherness. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. It is a significant occasion to honor the triumphs of the past while embracing the spirit of unity and progress.

The Juneteenth/Father’s Day Festival promises to be a captivating experience for attendees of all ages. We are offering an array of engaging activities, live performances, delicious food, and opportunities for community connection. Mark your calendars!!! This event is open to all, and admission is FREE. So again, here are the details:

The Juneteenth/Father’s Day Festival

Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Corner of Madison St. and Carpenter (across from Robinson’s Ribs)

About Our Guest Contributor, Dr. Raheem Young, Co-Founder of Welcome to Fatherhood

Dr. Raheem Young is a husband and father of three. He had his first child at the age of 21 and second at 23. Being married and having two children by the age of 23 was a maturing and eye-opening experience filled with many ups and downs. His wife and children have been some of his greatest teachers. They have taught him a lot about himself and have shown him firsthand the misconceptions he held about manhood and fatherhood. He wanted to form Welcome to Fatherhood to assist other dads in their fatherhood journey by sharing with them his struggles and triumphs. You can learn more about Welcome to Fatherhood at their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook.


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