MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF ELI LILLY AND COMPANY FOUNDATION
Join us for the 2nd annual Juneteenth Foodways Festival, inspired by an exceptional event. After the 23rd president of the United States took office in 1889, he made some important changes. He modernized the White House with the installation of electricity. He hired the first woman onto his professional administrative staff. And he fired the French chef working in the White House, and invited renowned Black caterer and chef Dolly Johnson to bring All-American cuisine to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Juneteenth Foodways Festival, made possible through the generosity of Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, highlights the story of Dolly Johnson and shares Black foodways contributions to American culture while supporting local Black-owned businesses.
Dolly Johnson will be brought to life through an reenactment in partnership with Freetown Village.
Come taste a wide array of Indianapolis’ most delectably diverse food offerings, browse the unique offerings of our retail partners, and explore the story of Dolly Johnson with a reenactment from our patterns at Freetown Village.
Want to beat the crowds? Check out our Early Access Pass tickets here!
We are excited to announce our partners:
18th St. Distillery
5 Star BBQ
Big J’s Kitchen & Catering
Black Leaf Vegan
Crab Tacoz, Wingz, nd Thangz
Generations Pie Company
Gip Got Tips
Market Square Popcorn
Marsha’s Specialty Dessert
My Kitchen Rocks
RMY’s Soul / Comfort Food
Sip & Share Wine
Taste of Manila
Tea’s Me Cafe
The Coney Lady
The Jollof Buka
Tonia’s On a Roll
Bag Your Thingz
Brown Girls Can!
Ebony & Ivory
Guy’s Cooking Creation
Unique Designs by Michelle
Want to get ahead of the crowd? Get your “Early Access Pass” for only $20 and join us from 3:30-4:30 PM!
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