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2nd Annual Tampa Heights Cultural Fest (THCF)
June 11 | 10 am - 6 pm | Cost: Free | 2005 North Lamar Avenue
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The THCF 2022, is designed as a celebration of the history, accomplishments and arts within our African American culture locally, within the community of Tampa Heights. Their programming includes historical accounts, literary events, music, performing arts, visual arts as well as economic, physical & mental health workshops with experts & leaders in such fields. Food & artisan vendors, as well as musical performers.


Juneteenth: The Legacy of Freedom
June 12 | 2 pm | Cost: Free | Sulphur Springs Museum: 1101 E. River Cove St, Tampa

Dr. Packer, Assistant Professor of History at FAMU and 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, discusses the history of Juneteenth, its significance and why it deserves national recognition. She explores how African American communities continue to honor the legacy of their ancestors who diligently contributed to securing freedom.


City of Tampa Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony & Festival
June 17 | 10:30 am | Cost: Free | Old City Hall: 315 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
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Join Mayor Jane Castor and her staff along with members of the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition for the City of Tampa's 3rd Annual Juneteenth Flag Raising Ceremony and Festival. Watch the Juneteenth flag being raised on top of Old City Hall while the official City proclamation is read. This cultural event will also include music and other activities highlighting the importance of this nationally celebrated occasion. 


Juneteenth
June 17 | 11:30 am - 1:30 pm | Cost: Free | USF Student Center, St. Petersburg Campus: 200 6th Ave S, St. Petersburg
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The Office of Multicultural Affairs at USF presents a celebration and education experience through live performances and a panel discussion.  There will be great food, music, and a joyous and wonderful celebration for us to share in the community. This will be a hybrid event with both an in-person and virtual option.


Juneteenth Business Expo 2022
June 18 | 10 am - 4 pm | Cost: $50+ | 642 22nd Street South, St Petersburg

An event that brings black entreperneurs together and other African American businesses to network, sell, and show case local and global brands. The celebration of Juneteenth creates a cultivating experience of love, laughter and unity. 


The 2nd Annual Juneteenth in Gulfport
June 18 | 10 am - 4 pm | Cost: Free | Gulfport Recreation Center, 5730 Shore Blvd. South

For the second official year, Gulfport’s official Juneteenth celebration is coming to the waterfront by the Gulfport Recreation Center. Shop local vendors, enjoy live music from local DJ Corey Thorton and meet some of the players on both the Bucs and Tampa Bay Ray’s teams. Plus, raffles and snow cones all day long.


2022 Juneteenth Community Festival
June 18 | 11 am - 4 pm| Cost: Free | 922 24th Street East, Bradenton
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Come out and enjoy this cultural heritage celebration with music, food, shopping, arts, and entertainment. The 2022 Juneteenth Community Festival is a FREE event that will feature the Beatdown Band of Tampa, Fl. as well as other local artists.


Juneteenth Celebration New Port Richey
June 18 | 11 am - 6 pm | Cost: Free | Sims Park, 5547 Main St., New Port Richey
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Come out with African American Club of Pasco Florida and Celebrate our 22nd Annual Juneteenth Community Celebration on June 18, from 12-5. There will be Free Food, Vendors, Health Screenings, Games, Bid Whist, Dominoes, Spades and Music.


Sankofa Juneteenth Freedom Festival
June 18 | 11 am - 6pm | Cost: Free | Rebirth Park: 1924 East Comanche Avenue, Tampa
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The Sankofa Juneteenth Freedom Festival will host African & urban apparel, drumming, arts and craft, face painting, music, food and much more. Door prizes and free Raffles all day! 


Juneteenth Free-ish Festival
June 18 | 1 - 5 pm | Cost: Free | 1794 22nd St. South, St. Petersburg

Come join for a Juneteenth Free-ish Festival to honor those who fought to make everyone free.


Juneteenth Community Festival
June 18 | 1 - 7 pm | Cost: $5 | Gibbs High School, 850 34th St. South, St. Petersburg

Dashiki in the City, Juneteenth Community Festival for a local and virtual community celebration where melanated people can share resources, news and commemorate the holiday. Includes food trucks, family games and entertainment. 


Film Tampa Bay: Juneteenth Salute
June 18 | 3 pm | Cost: Free | Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa

This portion of a quarterly series designed to showcase Tampa Bay-area films, filmmakers, actors and locations celebrates the Juneteenth holiday weekend with a screening of "Paper Line," a locally produced live-action short film about a secret fraternity of black martial artists at a prestigious HBCU in Florida. Includes a live martial arts demonstration before the film. The first 150 guests get free popcorn. A talk back with the director follows the screening.


The Tampa Bay Juneteenth Celebration and Festival 
June 18 | 3 - 9 pm | Cost: $10 + | Raymond James Stadium: 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa
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R.O.C. the Block Festivals has presented small business popups to inspire economic development in urban neighborhoods throughout the Tampa Bay community. To provide greater exposure to the Juneteenth Celebration, R.O.C. the Block Festivals identified Raymond James Stadium as a favored location for a community-wide event that will showcase the talent, innovation and love of our culture! 


Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 | 5 - 8 pm | Cost: Free | John R. Lawrence Pioneer Park: 420 Main Street, Dunedin
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Presented by Dunedin Parks & Recreation, the City of Dunedin celebrates, Juneteenth. Experience live music and dance performances, craft and food vendors, poetry and more. 


The Black Excellence Lounge, Soirée of Soul
June 18 | 6 - 11 pm | Cost: $45 + | Hilton Downtown Tampa, 211 North Tampa Street, Tampa
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Live music will be performed from 6:00pm-9:00pm by Saxophonist Marlon Boone, vocalist Cienna Alida and Jabez on the keyboard, all well known local talent. DJ Esque Dollars will keep you on your feet rocking from 9:00pm-11:00pm as he mixes all of the hottest and latest music with soul. Ryan Robinson aka @FunnyRyan, the comedian, will keep you laughing as he host for the night.


Juneteenth Commemoration
June 18 | 6:30 - 9 pm | Cost: $30 | Seven Oaks Clubhouse, 2910 Sports Core Circle, Wesley Chapel

Dress an African attire to join speaker Veronica Blakely and other powerful black women for dinner. Held by Women Empowering Other Women.


Juneteenth Silent Auction Gala
June 18 | 7 - 10 pm | The Florida CANE Distillery: 1820 N 15th St, Tampa
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We are hosting a Juneteenth Gala in honor of our donors and supporters! We would love to have you view all the items up for auction, meet the team and sponsors behind this event, and the organizers of The Urban League of Hillsborough County.

Tickets include an open bar of Florida CANE Distillery craft cocktails and light fares! This event is for 21+ only.


WMNF Presents: A Juneteenth Celebration
June 18 | 7 - 11 pm | Cost: $25 | Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave., St. Petersburg

Come celebrate Juneteenth with your Tampa Bay community and Community Radio Station! WMNF 88.5FM recognizes Juneteenth with an array of Black excellence, featuring local Tampa Bay spoken word poets, Soul Caravan starring Theo Valentin, Rita Wilson, Tron Montgomery, and Hiram Hazley with Musical Directors Kenny Walker & Vincent Sims! Expect the best renditions of Earth, Wind and Fire, a soul revue, as well as Donald L. Dowridge, Jr. as Frederick Douglass opening the show, all while connecting with neighbors and friends.


Shades of Pride
June 19 | Time TBA | Cost: | Studio@620: 620 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg
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Shades of Pride will celebrate the history of Juneteenth while showcasing the Art and Qulture of Black and Brown LGBTQ+. Learn more about the deep impact of Black and Brown qulture on the LGBTQ+ community as a whole and its deep roots in the evolution of Pride. We will purposefully center the too-often unheard voices of the Black and Brown LGBTQ+ community by uplifting their experiences through an educational panel, “The Legends Panel: The Intersection of Pride and Juneteenth,” local entertainment, and vendors from within the community. 


Juneteenth Cultural Celebration 2022
June 19 | 10 am - 8 pm | Cost: Free | Tampa Museum of Art: 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
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The event lineup includes programs by community partners Moffitt Cancer Center, its George Edgecomb Society, and HORUS Construction Services, promoting social and health equity for all community members. CAN Community Health will provide free health screenings onsite throughout the day. Visitors will also experience a free sampling of arts and health programs the Tampa Museum of Art provides for families and various special needs groups.

This event is currently sold out, but you can add yourself to the waitlist


Juneteenth Business Expo
June 19 | 11 am - 5 pm | Cost: Free | 642 22nd St. S, 642 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg
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The second Annual Juneteenth Business Expo celebrates black businesses from all over the world! Creating an unforgettable experience as successful black entrepreneurs bringing together other African American businesses to network, sell, and show case local and global brands. The celebration of Juneteenth creates a cultivating experience of love, laughter, unity and most of all the rotation of the black dollar in our communities.


AfroCAN Fest Weekend: Juneteenth Tampa Bay                                    
June 19 | 3:00 p.m.|Cost: $25 - 150 | 330 Commerce Club: 330 Pauls Drive Brandon
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An experience like no other. A revolutionary summer chic celebration of black excellence! Join Tampa Bay for the return of AfroCAN Fest 2022 happening this year at an all new location, 330 Commerce Club! This exquisite evening and beautiful affair will take the shape of an immersive indoor and outdoor affair featuring live performances including black representation in live art, music, dj, and fashion along with cultured cuisine, a cigar lounge, a Juneteenth history walk, and clusters of villages featuring black owned brands. This year's theme is Sunflowers & Rosé! Come dressed to impress in "sunflower yellow or rose pink."At 6:19pm in commemoration of June 19 [Juneteenth], the opening celebration kicks off with a special fire show! Enjoy General Admission or elevate your experience to VIP and enjoy access to our Secret Garden with access to a reserved space for you to bring your blanket [pink or yellow] and relax in the green space while enjoying the experience, rosé wine, VIP exclusive catering,photo opps, plus as VIP you receive four raffle tickets for chances to win up to $300 in prize giveaways!

Parking Instruction: Parking is complimentary at 401 Pauls Dr, Brandon, FL 33511


Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee
June 19 | 6 pm | Cost: $951.44 —$951.44 (table of 10) | The Mahaffey Theater Plaza: 400 First Street, St. Petersburg
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The Woodson African American Museum of Florida is proud to announce their inaugural Jazzy Juneteenth Jubilee on the Plaza Lawn of the Mahaffey Theater. This sunset celebration will feature acclaimed performing artists Nathan Mitchell, Smooth Jazz Pianist, Grammy nominated composer and producer and 3 x NAACP Image Award nominee along with Marcus Anderson, Grammy and Stellar Award nominated jazz artist, the bay area's celebrated songstress Theo Valentine, and up and coming sax sensation Jordon Bolds.


Arts Legacy Remix: Second Annual Juneteenth Commemoration
June 19 @ 7:30 - 9 pm | Cost: Free | Straz Center: Riverwalk Stage: 1010 N Macinnes Pl, Tampa
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Join us for an evening of remembrance and celebration as we share recognition of the importance of the date June 19th, 1865 when enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas were set free, the act which officially ended slavery in America. Join us for spoken remembrances, writings of historical importance and an original performance of music, poetry and dance created specially for this evening Juneteenth commemoration.


Juneteenth in Clearwater
June 25 | 3 - 8 pm | Cost: Free | Walter C Campbell Park: 801 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Clearwater
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Celebrate Juneteenth with the Saturday Morning Shoppe, Clearwater's local marketplace. The Shoppe is an outdoor event catered to small businesses with a focus on their growth in individual cities.