Commemorate Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden

June 15, 2022 - June 19, 2022
Commemorate Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden

Event Summary

Commemorate Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden on June 15, 18 & 19. Celebrate Black excellence and culture through children’s storytime, hands-on activities, live performances and a community discussion.

June 15, 2022

Free Virtual Webinar | 12 – 1:30 p.m.
For the Culture: Voices of Black Agriculturalists and Conservationists
Join Arizona agriculturalists and conservationists to discuss the impact of Black representation within the food systems industry and the importance of accessibility to healthy food.


  • Channel Powe, Chief Executive Officer, Powe Power LLC
  • Keisha Tatem, State Conservationist, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Darren Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Tiger Mountain Foundation
  • James and Rachael Stewart, Owners, Southwest Black Ranchers
  • Rodney Machokoto, Owner, Machokoto Family Farms/Edenic Gardens

June 18, 2022

Munson Outdoor Classroom | 8 – 9 a.m.
Children’s Storytime
Juneteenth reading and activity included with admissions for children 2 and younger and their caregivers.

Webster Auditorium | 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Juneteenth Children & Family Pop-Up Activity.
Guests will have an opportunity to make a Juneteenth-inspired necklace and windsock. While supplies last.

June 19, 2022

Binns Wildflower Pavilion | 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. | 10 – 11 a.m.
Senegalese Sabar Drumming Performance
Enjoy a performance of traditional Senegalese sabar drumming and a hands-on musical experience.

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