About the Festival

It's time to celebrate our history! The Urbana Black Heritage Festival is a way of remembering important people and local events in the history of the African diaspora. Our mission is to bring the community together to learn, share and celebrate our black families over generations. This Juneteenth we are celebrating Urbana's rich Black Heritage and we want you to celebrate with us! Join us in Urbana, Ohio on June 18th, 2022 starting a 10am for a day long, family-friendly celebration.

Register you and your family for the festival and learn about what to expect for the fun-filled day. There are many opportunities for the local and surrounding communities to get involved with our festival planning. Keep reading and join the fun!

The Urbana Black Heritage Festival is being supported by the 501c3 tax exempt The River of Life Christian Center.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Contribute to the Community

The Festival curators are actively seeking sponsorship partners to fund the production of the festival, as well as, contribute to the revitalization of the Barbara Howell Park. Contact our sponsorship committee to get more details on sponsor perks and commitments. Your partnership and support will help us celebrate Black history and legacy in our community.

Market Row

Apply Today

Are you a local small business owner with a product to sell? We have vendor booths available to you and would love to support your business and position you in front of new clientele and customers. Apply for the opportunity to be a vendor at the Urbana Black Heritage Festival today. Limited spots are available so please include as much detail in your application as possible.

First Annual Tim Howell Car Show

Register Today

We're hosting the 1st annual car show in honor of a very important member of the Urbana community, Tim Howell. This will be a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. Registration is open to the public and there are limited spots available. Register today to join this important moment in history.

What to Expect

Plan Your Day

Opening Ceremony

Our festival will begin with live music and an opening ceremony to welcome festival guests to the event.

Vendor Market

Our vendor market will be open for shopping and exploring local small businesses from our community.

Heritage Connection

Heritage displays from local families will be available to explore. Learn about how we're all connected and hear legacy stories from family members.

Food Trucks

Enjoy delicious bites from food truck owners local to our community and surrounding cities.

Live Entertainment

Head to the stage for live performances from local musical legends, spoken word artists, bands and many more entertainers.

Tim Howell Car Show

Enjoy the first annual Tim Howell Car Show and check out luxury collectors cars as we celebrate the Top 20 and Best of Show participants

The Urbana Black Heritage Festival is a day-long family friendly celebration of our history and culture as Black Americans in Urbana, Ohio and surrounding cities.
Jun 18, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
213 E Market St, Urbana, OH 43078, USA

Contact Us

Do you have questions about our event, becoming a sponsor, or how to get involved? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!




Thank You to Our Sponsors