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Due to forecasted inclement weather, Pittsburgh’s Juneteenth celebration, an homage to Black culture and the arts, dubbed “FusionFest: Echoes of Our Ancestors, Beats of the Future,” has been postponed by a day and will now brighten the city on Sunday, June 30. Originally planned to take place on June 29, the event has been rescheduled to ensure the safety and comfort of the participants and attendees. Now set to roll out from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm, the festive streets around the Greenwood Plan Building will be the epicenter of an immersive cultural experience, featuring a diverse lineup of performers, visual artists, and vendors.

The Main Stage on the Boulevard of the Allies is set to host a variety of music acts, covering genres such as gospel, jazz, and hip hop. Fantasy Zellars, Founder & President of Bounce Marketing & Events stated, as per the City of Pittsburgh, “FusionFest is a collaboration of artists, community leaders, and stakeholders coming together to celebrate and uplift the best that Black Culture has to offer in our City.” Drawing support from Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration, the celebration aims to highlight the exceptional local talents. Moreover, children will find their slice of heaven in the “FusionFest Kid’s Zone” located at Point Park University’s Parking Lot, packed with engaging activities and free treats.

A standout feature of the experience is the Mocha Lounge at the corner of Smithfield and Third Avenue, a hub for spoken word and conversation complemented by performances and, of course, coffee. The event promises an elaborate Fashion Show at 6:45 pm, which, according to the City of Pittsburgh, will blend African culture with contemporary fashion under the evening sky.

Alongside the art and entertainment, wellness areas will offer health and fitness expertise, and a Juneteenth Historical Tent will provide attendees with an educational journey. Organizers ensure that there is a full slate of attractions for the family, with over 65 vendors set to display their wares and crafts. For up-to-date information on FusionFest, attendees are encouraged to keep an eye on the event’s Facebook page (@JuneteenthFusionFest). Details on all the offerings can also be accessed via QR Codes strategically placed throughout the event grounds or by visiting the official website.