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Celebrating the 17th Annual Festival513


Festival513, Cincinnati’s premiere merchant festival, returns for its 17th year on July 21 & 22, 2023 to coincide with the Cincinnati Music Festival held at Paul Brown Stadium. Festival513 serves as a complementary event meeting the needs of the nearly 60,000 music festival patrons expected over the two-day weekend. This exciting event provides a centralized merchandise and food vending area for guests to the city and features nearly 100 merchandise and food booths. The festival is conveniently located on Freedom Way directly across from Paul Brown Stadium. Festival513 is free and open to the public.



The OurStory Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promotion and preservation of African and African American art and culture. The OurStory Foundation works with community organizations, churches, schools, universities, etc. to present quality African American arts programming including book fairs and book signings, gallery exhibits, visual and performing arts workshops and seminars, and much more. The OurStory Foundation produces two signature events: Festival513 and OurStory Book Fair & Expo.


The OurStory Foundation has proven it is well equipped to organize events on the scale of Festival513 and OurStory Book Fair & Expo. OurStory Foundation continues the tradition of the Greater Cincinnati Black Book Fair, which began in February 1990.


OurStory Book Fair & Expo takes place in February as a three-day celebration on of African American culture with emphasis on literacy, education, health, wealth, economic development and family fun.

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