Embrace the spirit of freedom, unity, and resilience at Scottsdale’s Community Juneteenth Celebration, presented by Mayo Clinic, on Saturday, June 15. This inclusive event runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Admission is free and open to the public, offering a full day of engaging activities, educational opportunities, and family-friendly entertainment.

The event promises a rich array of indoor and outdoor activities suitable for all ages. From interactive experiences to family-friendly games, there’s something for everyone. Attendees can savor an array of culinary delights that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Juneteenth, while uplifting music performances will have the crowd grooving to rhythms that celebrate freedom and resilience.

One of the key highlights of the celebration is the series of educational speakers who will share insights into the historical significance and ongoing impact of Juneteenth. This provides a unique opportunity for attendees to deepen their understanding of this pivotal moment in American history. Additionally, the event will feature wellness resources provided by community organizations, emphasizing the importance of health and well-being.
“We are proud to bring the community together to celebrate Juneteenth, a pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” says Scottsdale Diversity Director Jackie Johnson. “This year’s theme, ‘A Culture of Resiliency,’ reflects the strength and enduring spirit of our community. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of freedom, unity, and equality.”

The event is supported by a range of community sponsors. The Mayo Clinic serves as the Presenting Freedom Sponsor, while HonorHealth and WillScot Mobile Mini support as Equality and Justice Sponsors, respectively. Independence Sponsors include AARP, AXON, Fry’s Food Stores, and SRP. Unity Sponsors such as Community Celebrating Diversity, Scottsdale Community College, Girl Scouts – Arizona Cactus Pine, and Scottsdale Fire Fighters Association also play a significant role. AVNET and Renewal by Andersen are Ally Sponsors, helping to make this celebration possible.

For those looking to get more involved, sponsorship opportunities and vendor applications are available. Interested parties can view the sponsorship brochure or complete the vendor application form to join this meaningful event.

For more information, visit scottsdaleaz.gov