Juneteenth Celebration

The African American Heritage Board along with the City of Deerfield Beach is hosting their Inaugural Juneteenth Celebration event on Saturday, June 19th, and Sunday, June 20th. Come join the fun this June to celebrate this historical holiday with a Black History Mobile Museum, junkanoo, rib competition, live art/entertainment, Sunday brunch, and much more! No pre-registration is required for our Saturday festival. Tickets will be on sale for our Sunday Juneteenth Lunch on Monday, May 24th.  


Vendor Applications

If you are interested in being a BUSINESS EXHIBITOR at our Juneteenth event please fill out the application, HERE.

If you are interested in being a FOOD VENDOR at our Juneteenth event please fill out the application, HERE.  

When applications are available they will need to be submitted by 3:00 PM on Monday, June 1st to dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com. They will be reviewed by the African American Heritage Board on the week of June 1st. 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 18th DETAILS

   
When: TBD
Where: Pineview & Memorial Cemeteries
Who: Private Event 
Facebook Page: Broadcasted Live Here:  (place link)

SATURDAY, JUNE 19th DETAILS

Events Time Location Links
Parade 12 PM (check in at 10:30 AM) Federal - Hillsboro - Dixie More Info
Rib Cook-Off 4 PM   More Info
Car Show TBD   More Info
Entertainment     More Info

SUNDAY, JUNE 20th DETAILS

Events Time Location Links
Sunday Brunch 2 PM - 4 PM Leo Robb Gym  
       

COVID-19 EVENT MODIFICATIONS

  • No advanced pre-registration needed for this event but a COVID-19 waiver is mandatory.
  • Coolers are prohibited.
  • All participants must park at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex.
  • All participants at the event must make every effort to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  • If Guests are not social distancing, the use of proper PPE will be enforced during the event.

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PARADE INFORMATION 

Theme

Fostering Unity, Love, Hope, and Peace.

Application

If you and/or your organization would like to be a part of our first ever Juneteenth event please complete an application. You can find the application, HERE.

Parade Route & Map

TBD 

Place map here


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.

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

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 on Friday, June 18th if they would like 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.**  If interested in participating in our cook-off, please reach out to dfbspecialevents@deerfield-beach.com for an application.

• 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.


CAR SHOW

If you are interested in participating in the car show, please reach out to dfbspecialevents@dfb.city for an application.

 


ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Entertainment Lineup on Saturday, June 19th    
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SPONSORSHIPS

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to 954.480.4429.

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

 Your partnership will positively impact our community by helping us Foster Unity, Love, Hope & Peace within the City of Deerfield Beach.

Gold - $5,000.00 

Festival

  • 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
  • (1) Event Social Media Mentions
  • Logo on Stage Banner and/or entrance banner during event
  • (1) Banner placements at event (banner to be provided by sponsor)
  • (1) sponsor tent placement (sponsor to provide tent and staff)
  • Special recognition by MC throughout event
  • Up to (2) VIP parking passes

Sunday Brunch

  • Comped sponsor table for Sunday Brunch
  • Ability to set out giveaways/advertising material at tables
  • Up to (2) VIP parking passes

Silver - $2,000

Festival

  • 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
  • Logo on Stage Banner and/or entrance banner during event
  • (1) Event Social Media Mentions
  • (1) Banner placements at event (banner to be provided by sponsor)
  • Special recognition by MC throughout event
  • (1) sponsor tent placement (sponsor to provide tent and staff)
  • Up to (2) VIP parking passes

Sunday Brunch

  • Comped sponsor table for Sunday Brunch

Bronze - $500

Festival

  • 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

African American Heritage Board Meeting

May 19th Agenda