The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration is one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events. This 3-day fun-filled weekend event brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. Bring your families and friends and make this a reunion to remember!


The New Fairfield Inn & Suites

Special Offer!


Please join us on August 18th through August 20th for a Special Rate Just for you!

Only $109 plus tax


For more information contact

Laia Whitfield

513-842-9147 direct

513-335-2352 cell

Cincinnati "North Sharonville" 11440 Chester Rd Cincinnati, OH 45246

UC Health will provide Mammogram cancer screenings Saturday, noon - 3:00 pm at Sawyer Point. Women must wait a year since their last screening, and must be 40 years or over. Call ahead to schedule your appointment to limit wait times: 584-PINK (7465). Please bring a photo I.D. and insurance card. (Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.)

About the Event

We appreciate the thousands of people who attend, volunteer, and support our annual celebration. This year marks our 29th year, and our 2017 theme — appropriate as ever — is “Committed and Courageous.”


Our BFR nonprofit celebration is an empowering three-day cultural event that brings families, non-profit organizations, businesses, and the community together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The event was inaugurated in 1989 here in Cincinnati and it has grown to be one of the city’s largest family-focused events — typically drawing over 25,000 visitors from our region and throughout the nation.

expect an unparalleled 3-day experience

addressing the mind, body and soul.

A city-wide community parade, national, regional and local musicians/performers (blues, R&B, jazz, poets, spoken word artists, gospel, etc.),

interactive arts, spirituality, kids’, and seniors pavilions, an annual job fair, health screenings, non-profit booths/resources, games and a free Opening Ceremony Breakfast for the Community with inspiring speakers, and more.

Black Family Reunion History

The Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration was inaugurated in 1989 in Cincinnati, Ohio. This event continues to grow and is now one of Cincinnati’s largest family-focused events drawing over 20,000 patrons. It is held annually the third weekend of August.


Conceived by Dr. Dorothy I. Height, President Emerita of the National Council of Negro Women, the Black Family Reunion Celebration is a 3-day cultural week end event which brings consumers, corporations, and communities together to focus on the historic strengths and values of the Black Family. The National Council of Negro Women is dedicated to ensuring that the historic morals of the Black family are showcased and reinforced through responsive and innovative community service programs, such as the Black Family Reunion Celebration.

Dr. Dorothy L. Height


Friday, August 25, 7:10 pm

* For just $20, receive an EXCLUSIVE Reds Dad Hat and your first drink in The Fioptics District. Enjoy exclusive access to the rooftop patio with luxury furniture, interactive games, and unique views of the Cincinnati Skyline...

Also includes:

* Live DJ from 100.3 WOSL...

2017 Midwest Black Family Reunion "Family of the Year” Award Presentation

Post-game fireworks show with Motown, Hip Hop & R&B postgame fireworks soundtrack...and more!

* Details & tickets HERE