Juneteenth Celebration at Tempe History Museum

June 17, 2023
Tempe History Museum Juneteenth

Event Summary

The Juneteenth Celebration at Tempe History Museum commemorates June 19, 1865, as an important day in U.S. history when enslaved African American people heard about the abolition of slavery.

The African American Advisory Committee presents the 10th annual Juneteenth Celebration at Tempe History Museum to educate the community and celebrate freedom from slavery in the United States. This free, family-friendly event will include educational tables, performances, food vendors and kids activities.

Sat., June 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The African-American Advisory Committee presents the 10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration to educate the community and celebrate freedom from slavery in the United States. The celebration will be held at Tempe History Museum, 809 E Southern Avenue, Tempe, 85282. This freefamily-friendly event will include hands-on activities, performances, vendors, story time, a video game trailer, Police and Fire vehicles, food truck vendor and more!

Event Highlights

Indoor Stage

  • Honor Guard 
  • “America the Beautiful” and other songs performed by Sandra Bassett
  • Presentation of Proclamations from the City of Tempe and the State of Arizona
  • Presentation of AAAC Scholarship and other awards
  • Performance by Shades of Distinction Line Dance

Table Displays and Information

  • Exhibitors
  • Community Resources
  • Vendors

Children’s Hands-On Activities

Food Trucks and Vendors

Video Game Trailer

Story Time – Children’s Books Read by Local Community Heroes

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