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The people and neighborhoods of our region have fascinating stories to tell, and WVXU is committed to telling them. Round the Corner is our community storytelling initiative, shining a light on the people, businesses, history, and events that make Greater Cincinnati such a fascinating place to live, work, and raise a family. Stories will air on 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB, and stream on wvxu.org, the WVXU mobile app, and on your smart speaker.

Lincoln Heights To Celebrate Diamond Jubilee With Parade, Festival This Weekend

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Becca Costello
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WVXU
The Village of Lincoln Heights was incorporated in 1946.

Lincoln Heights is celebrating 75 years as a village with a two-day festival this weekend. Lincoln Heights was incorporated in 1946 as the first African American self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Vice Mayor Jeannie Stinson says there's a lot to celebrate.

"It's our time to shine again," Stinson said. "That's what I think that our forefathers are saying — it is our time to shine again."

Events this weekend kick off with a parade Saturday at 10 a.m. on Lindy Avenue. Festivities on both days include food trucks, games and tournaments, rides, a zipline, Build-a-Bear workshop, mini golf and bounce houses.

A balloon artist and juggler will perform between 1-3 p.m. Saturday. A stunt show featuring the "Wheel of Death" is set for Saturday at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

A concert with Natural Onyx and the Love Lock Connection is scheduled for Saturday from 6-8 p.m.

Sunday will feature a church service at 10 a.m. with Pastor Michael Pearl at New Day Church, meeting at the St. Monica's Rec Center.

A concert featuring Kisshiyah is set for Sunday from 4-5:30 p.m.

You can find WVXU at a booth with other vendors Saturday, collecting stories from residents as part of our community storytelling initiative Round the Corner.