The Midwest Black Family Reunion Celebrates its 31st Anniversary at Sawyer Point This Weekend

As one of “Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events,” the Black Family Reunion will bring attendees, nonprofits and businesses together to celebrate the strengths and values of the black family

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Photo: Easley Blessed

This three-day family festival is celebrating its 31st anniversary in 2019. As one of “Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events,” the Black Family Reunion will bring attendees, nonprofits and businesses together to celebrate the strengths and values of the black family.

This year’s theme is Embracing Our Excellence and will feature a parade, amateur boxing event, free health screenings, food vendors, live music from acts like Tony Toni Tone, a basketball tournament, a Sunday church service, African-American heritage vendors and more. Main events take place at Sawyer Point (705 E. Pete Rose Way, Downtown) with satellite events around town, including the parade, which steps off from the Avondale Town Center (3529 Reading Road) at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The main Black Family Reunion Celebration takes place noon-9 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday at Sawyer Point, with additional events Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Get event dates, times and venues at myblackfamilyreunion.org. 

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