Juneteenth

The African American Heritage Board, along with the City of Deerfield Beach, will be hosting the Juneteenth Celebration. Check back as information will become available closer to the event.

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Day 1

JUNETEENTH BANQUET - TBA

   
When: TBA
Doors open: 6:00 PM
Where: TBA
Registration Link: TBA
Attire: African attire is encouraged

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Day 1 schedule of events

Entertainment Lineup Time
Doors open & banquet check-in TBA
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Welcome speech  TBA
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Key Note Speaker

Judge Ilona Holmes was a judge in Broward County, Florida for 24 years before retiring on December 31, 2018. She was appointed to the county court in 1995 and in 1998 she was appointed to the circuit bench serving in the criminal division of the Broward Circuit Court from 1998 to 2003.  She served in the circuit civil division of the court from 2003-2005. Judge Holmes returned to the criminal division in 2005. She served as the administrative judge for the criminal division from 2008 until 2010.  She has also served as an associate judge on the Fourth District Court of Appeals.  Prior to taking the bench, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida (1991-1995) and as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County, Florida (1982-1984; 1987-1991).

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Judge Holmes attended Stetson University and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Judge Holmes also attended Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University taking courses toward a doctorate in public administration. 

She has taught at the University of Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University, St. Thomas School of Law, Florida’s New Judges College, Florida International University, and the University of Mississippi through the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law and the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.  

Judge Holmes was elected to the National Judicial College's Faculty Council in 2018. She served as the Secretary of the Council and the chair-elect. In January 2021 she became the Chair of the Faculty Council and will serve in that capacity until January 2022    In March 2021, she was appointed to the Florida Judicial Nominating Conference by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.  She was elected chair of the conference.

Judge Holmes is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and is a life member of the NAACP.  She continues to serve on numerous boards and committees.  She continues to teach for the Florida court education system and for the National Judicial College. Judge Holmes has received many accolades and awards and was inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2010.  

 

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Day 2

FESTIVAL EVENT RULES

  • No advanced pre-registration needed for this event. 
  • Coolers and alcohol are prohibited.
  • All participants at the event must make every effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Day 2 - SCHEDULE of events

Entertainment Lineup on Saturday, June 19th   Time Location
Parade TBA  
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PARADE INFORMATION Theme

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Application

If you and/or your organization would like to be a part of our Juneteenth event please complete an application. Stay tuned for the application

Parade Route & Map

The parade will line up at Pioneer Park (217 NE 5th Ave); we ask that you check in at 10:30 AM. The parade will begin at 12:00 PM and will go East on Eller Street to US-1 and make a right, south for 0.4 miles and turn right onto E Hillsboro Blvd for 1.1 miles then turn left onto SW 3rd Ave/SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave for 0.2 miles, head west on SW 2nd street, ending at the Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex (445 SW 2nd Street).

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RIB COOK-OFF COMPETITION

In this competition, ten (10) cooks will compete for the chance to win $1,000, a trophy, and bragging rights with their unique blend of sauce/spices and delicious ribs. The 2021 winner of the Rib Cook-Off Competition is Danny Hope. Congratulations! 

If you are interested in being one of our ten chefs at our Juneteenth event, please fill out the application, Application coming soon.

Judging Categories

Category Award
People's Choice $300
Judge's Choice $1000.00

Rules & Guidelines

Each contestant will have the option to pick up their ribs the night before in order to prep prior to the competition. **Please note this option will require a refundable security deposit of $50 via cash or check only and a copy of a valid government-issued ID.**  

• You will be provided a 10 x 10 space and tent you must supply your own lights & extension cords.

• You will be provided (1) case with 9 Racks of ribs. Ribs may be grilled or fried.

• You must supply all items needed to prepare your food. This includes but is not limited to: cooking equipment, food preparation materials, and food items (additional ribs, sauces, spices).

• Participants must attend a mandatory cooks meeting on Saturday, June 19th at 3:00 PM.

• Contestants will be judged through a blind judging process. This is designed to guarantee fairness to all competitors.

• Contestants will also be voted on by those in attendance at the event for the People's Choice Award.

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CAR SHOW

Car show information will be posted once the event has been scheduled and planned.

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Food Truck Vendors

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2021 graffiti WINNER - MARCOS CONDE

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SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorship packages are listed below. To customize a sponsorship package or for more information, please reach out to the Special Events Division at 954.480.4429.

Please Note: Customized sponsorship packages can be created to meet your needs, budget & goals.

Gold Sponsorship
$5000

  • Company name or logo added to event marketing materials (post-contract date)
  • Corporate logo on Event e-mail blasts
  • Corporate logo on City's Special Events page with a link to the company website
  • (1) Event Social Media Mentions
  • Logo on Stage Banner and/or entrance banner during the event
  • (1) Banner placements at the event (banner to be provided by sponsor)
  • (1) Sponsor tent placement (sponsor to provide tent and staff)
  • Special recognition by MC throughout the event
  • Up to (2) VIP parking passes

Silver Sponsorship
$2000

  • Company name or logo added to event marketing materials (post-contract date)
  • Corporate logo on Event e-mail blasts
  • Corporate logo on City's Special Events page with a link to the company website
  • Logo on Stage Banner and/or entrance banner during the event
  • (1) Event Social Media Mentions
  • (1) Banner placements at the event (banner to be provided by sponsor)
  • Special recognition by MC throughout the event
  • (1) sponsor tent placement (sponsor to provide tent and staff)
  • Up to (2) VIP parking passes

Bronze Sponsorship
$500

  • Company name or logo added to event marketing materials (post contract date)
  • Corporate logo on Event e-mail blasts
  • Corporate logo on City's Special Events page with a link to company website Special recognition by MC throughout event

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Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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