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Join us for this year’s Kuumba Festival Junkanu Parade in Downtown Knoxville.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.– African American Appalachian Arts is proud to sponsor the 19th annual Kuumba Festival.  As always, a major part of the festival is the Junkanu Parade in Downtown Knoxville.  This yearʼs parade is scheduled for Friday, June 27. 2008 at 6:00pm and we invite your group to put on your parade best and strut your stuff!  If you own a float, would like to build a float, have a special interest vehicle, a horse unit or a group that would like to walk or ride in the parade; we encourage you to join us. There is no entry fee for parade participation.  The parade route begins at the corner of Depot and Gay streets and line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. The parade route follows Gay Street and culminates in Market Square where Kuumba Fest Friday entertainment continues.

For complete Junkanu Parade information call the 2008 Junkanu Parade Committee at 865-293-7858.