Owen Sound Emancipation Festival Picnic

Join us in celebrating the journey of our ancestors within the Underground Railroad’s most northerly safe haven.  Bring your family and friends for a weekend of music, art, storyboards, crafts, children’s’ games, speakers, literature & other activities.

Individuals interested in … history, family, culture and community have been congregating every August 1st weekend since 1862 in Owen Sound, “the most northerly retreat of the Underground Railroad journey in Canada”.  Descendants of blacks, who came via the Underground Railroad to settle in freedom, gather to reminisce and enjoy a time of fellowship. 

   Cultural Displays, Vendors, Gospel Workshop, Children's Activities & Live Music

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Location Address: 
Harrison Park
1155 2nd Ave. E.
Owen Sound, ON N4K 5W9
Blaine Courtney
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