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Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Jun 01 - Jun 30

Juneteenth marks an important moment in American history, June 19, 1865, when the enslaved in Galveston, Texas first learned of their freedom, two and a half years after the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation. Thus began the Juneteenth celebration, which has grown to acknowledge the importance of education, achievement, community and freedom. Today, the June 19th celebration of African American freedom and togetherness is considered an official holiday in most states.

The City of Pompano Beach invites you to celebrate Juneteenth with us by participating in the following events:

Lunch with Art: Visual Arts

Wednesday, June 14 l 12:15 pm

Bailey Contemporary Arts Center

Try something new with our visual arts workshop which has been proven to bring out the inner creative side. We'll offer a new way to nourish your soul & get creative at The Bailey Contemporary Arts during your lunch hour. Join us for this special edition which will honor Juneteenth.

Lunch with Art: LIVE Music

Thursday, June 15 l 12:15 pm

Ali Cultural Arts Center

Join us at the historic Ali Cultural Arts Center, for special Lunch with Art Series Programs, the Music Edition! We'll be honoring Juneteenth with a special performer. Take a break from your day, bring your lunch and let music soothe your soul during the program!

Live and Local Concert Series

Friday, June 16 l 7 - 9 pm

Ali Cultural Arts Center

Pompano Beach Arts is excited to expand the South Florida musical landscape by providing a stage for the area’s best musicians in all genres, including rock & roll, hip-hop, grunge, reggae, blues, classic pop, alternative and more. This month the series will feature Kirk Green, a Grammy nominated bassist and composer, award winning filmmaker. Adept at many styles of music, Kirk has worked with many local and international musicians such as the late legendary jazz trumpeter Melton Mustafa, the late saxophonist Grover Washington, bassist Victor Wooten.

Noir Arts - BLK Art Brunch

Sunday, June 17 l 12pm – 5 pm

Pompano Beach Cultural Center

A Juneteenth celebration of Black art and culture. Guests will enjoy an afternoon of music, artwork of local Black Artists, live performances, a Black vendor market, and much more!

Blues & Sweet Potato Pie Festival: 22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Sunday, June 17 l 12pm – 5 pm

Apollo Park, 1580 NW 3rd Ave

Celebrate Juneteenth and kick off the Library’s Summer Learning Program with the 22ndAnnual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival at Northwest Library, held 11AM to 5PM on Sunday, June 17, 2023, at Apollo Park, which is adjacent to the Northwest Branch Library, located at 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060.

This day of free family fun, live entertainment, art and history includes performances, activities, exhibits and the legendary pie-tasting contest to crown the community's best sweet potato pie maker. From children's fun to great music and food, the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival offers a good time for all ages. Festival highlights include: live music, Gospel Artists, Civil War re-enactors, DJ, storytelling, art performers, dancing, hoola-hoop contest, multiple raffles and delicious food vendors.