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 free, family-friendly event will include hands-on activities, performances, vendors, story time, a video game trailer, Police and Fire vehicles, food truck vendor and more!
- 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
- Community Resources
Children’s Hands-On Activities
Food Trucks and Vendors
- Sweet Magnolia Smokehouse
- Hot Sauce and Pepper
- Smitty’s Kitchen
- FernDiggidy Sweets and Treats (indoors)
- Torso Tonic Teas (indoors)
- Snowie Town Snow Cones
Video Game Trailer
Story Time – Children’s Books Read by Local Community Heroes
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