Commemorate Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden

June 14, 2023 - June 19, 2023
Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden

Event Summary

Commemorate Juneteenth at Desert Botanical Garden on June 14-19. Stroll through the trails to enjoy a day filled with activities that celebrate Black culture and traditions.

Desert Botanical Garden honors Juneteenth’s legacy of change by celebrating Black culture and excellence through storytelling, history, art, performance, community discussion and entrepreneurship.

Schedule of Events

June 14 | 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | Free | Online 
Free Virtual Webinar: For the Culture II: Black and Brown Voices of Environmental Justice
Join this community discussion with local Black and Brown environmental justice voices to discuss the impact of environmental issues that affect communities. Register here.


June 15 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. |  $16.95 | Dorrance Hall
Centered. A storytelling experience
Desert Botanical Garden is partnering with Ebone “Muse” Johnson to bring a special storytelling event to the Garden. Centered. is a Phoenix-based storytelling experience highlighting the diversity of voice and lived experiences within the Black community. Join us for a special Juneteenth-themed storytelling event on Liberation. This event will center on a unique perspective/experience through the eyes of various Black people of the diaspora. Join us to hear stories of freedom and transformation through individual liberation stories. A welcome drink will be included with the purchase of a ticket. Snacks will be available to purchase. 21+ event.
Tickets are available here.

June 16 | 9 – 10 a.m. | Included with Garden admission or membership | Archer House
Storytime and Children & Family Pop-Up Activity 
Juneteenth storytime and activity included with admissions for children five and younger and their caregivers.

June 16 | 6 – 9 p.m. | Included with Garden admission or membership | Archer House
Juneteenth Evening Festival

This family event celebrates freedom, community and spotlights the African American experience with musical performances, dance, food trucks, a live painting experience with Nik Ridley, an onsite market with Archwood Exchange and more family-friendly activities.

Check out the event website for additional details.

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