The Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration

Location Info:

Eastlake Park
1549 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ  85034
602-262-6759
The Emancipation Proclamation took effect on January 1, 1863, but word of the abolishment of slavery didn’t reach Texas until June 19, 1965. In black communities across America, Juneteeth is celebrated as a day of freedom. The Valley of the Sun Juneteenth Celebration will bring together people of different ages to commemorate the holiday on Saturday, June 17, from 4 to 9 p.m.

The event will feature screenings of I Am Not Your Negro and All Eyez on Me, a kids zone with free swimming and arts and crafts, a youth freedom forum discussion, retail and food vendors, guest speakers, and poetry and jazz workshops. Throughout the day, youth groups, poets, rappers and gospel and jazz entertainers will perform.

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