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JUNETEENTH Celebration | Phoenix
June 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate Community, Culture and Freedom.
Admission is FREE! Everyone is welcome!
Bring your entire family for a fun and educational day! The JUNETEENTH festival is free and open to the entire community. The event will feature a vendor marketplace, food court, a cultural stage, children’s activities, arts and crafts vendors, youth town hall, free health screenings, historical exhibits, live music and much more.
For additional infomation including sponsorship opportunities, please visit http://www.phxjuneteenth.com or call 623-282-1555.
Community | Culture | Freedom
Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It specifically celebrates the state of Texas announcing the abolishment of slavery in 1865, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued in 1863. But Juneteenth offers a time to come together and celebrate the rich cultural history of African Americans.
Eastlake Park, now Eastlake Park Community Center, opened in 1914 and provided a gathering spot for local African American residents when Phoenix was segregated. Eastlake Park has been the focal point of African American history in Phoenix for much of its existence. Until it outgrew the space, the park was the home of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration. The park has been home to many civil rights rallies, visits from civil right leaders and the starting point of all civil rights marches to the Capital. It is home to the Annual Juneteenth Celebration and the Phoenix Arts Commission Civil Rights Memorial.
In the past, JUNETEENTH has drawn crowds of over 4,500 attendees.
We hope you’re able to join us for this annual celebration.
2018 VENDOR Information
Vendor applicatons are now being accepted for the 2018 Valley of the Sun Juneteeenth Festival in Phoenix, AZ taking place on Saturday, June 16th at Eastlake Park. All vendors must review Rules and Regulations prior to submitting your online application as you will be responsible for all information contained therein.
Info/Resource/NonProfit (no selling) $50
Arts & Crafts / Retail (outdoors) $100
Health/Wellness, Arts & Crart (Indoors) limited space -$150
Food Vendor /Truck 10×20 space – $300
JUNETEENTH Basketball Tournament | June 4th – 9th
5 on 5 Play – Double Elimination Tournament
Eastlake Park Community Center GYM, 1549 E Jefferson Street, Phoenix
June 4 – 9, 2018 | Mon. – Fri. 6pm – 9pm | Sat.11am – 3pm | Fee $275 Per Team
Registration Deadline: May 26, 2018 | Coaches Meeting: June 2, 2018 @ 1:00pm
Basketball tournament Open Adult (18+) | 10 Teams Max | For more info call – 602-262-6759
**Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors**
Wells Fargo, Cox Communications, APS, AARP Phoenix, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation, Fry’s Food Stores, Salt River Project and Heggs Auto Group.