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