Celebrate Juneteenth and kick off Northwest Library’s Summer Learning Program at the 19th Annual Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Apollo Park, located at 1580 NW 3 Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33060. This day of family fun, live entertainment, art and history will include historical performances, activities, art exhibits and a 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: The Alliance Band-BSO Band, Gospel Artist, Jalisa Faye, Civil War reenactors, Delt the DJ, storyteller Beverly Jones, comedian Carolyn Harvey, Ashanti Cultural Arts Performers, a trackless train, dancing, tribal style face painting, The Poitier Chess Challenge Tournament, multiple raffles and food vendors.
There will be historic fun with Rhonda B. Walker’s Old Fashioned Games: a hula hoop contest, tug-of-war, watermelon eating contest, sack races, foot races, and more. The festival will remember Rhonda B. Walker, founder of the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival in 1999 and Northwest Branch Library’s “Manager of Excellence” for many years.
Children, teens and adults can also register for the 2019 Library Summer Learning Program and find out about an action-packed summer of free fun. There will be a sign-up table for library cards and the Broward Supervisor of Elections will have a voter registration van on site; customers are encouraged to bring ID.
Juneteenth, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African Americans throughout the former Confederate States of America. Wikipedia
Hours: 11AM to 5PM
The park is located adjacent to the Northwest Branch Library.
The Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Juneteenth Festival is presented with the Friends of Northwest Branch Library.
For more information, please call the Northwest Branch Library at 954-357-6599.
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Date(s) - 06/15/2019
11:00 am - 4:30 pm