Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. 2019 also represents the 154th Anniversary of Juneteenth celebrated in the United States.
2019 is historically significant – it represents the 400th anniversary – 1619 – of when enslaved Africans arrived in Hampton, Virginia aboard a Dutch ship. They were the first Africans on record to be forcibly settled as involuntary laborers in the North American British Colonies.
The street festival kick-off is at 12 pm on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue. Throughout the day, enjoy child and family-friendly activities. Shop among a host of vendors amid a historical and cultural marketplace, view exhibits on freedom throughout the block, enjoy performance artists, learn about our culture and history through re-enactments, experience the work of fine artists and craftsmen, and sample a variety of dishes at food trucks! The Beer and Hard Cider Garden will be set up to offer a variety of adult drinks. Bring your young ones to the Children’s Village where activities will keep them occupied and include engaging activities: petting “baby goats,” face painting, moon bounce, arts, and crafts! A panel discussion will highlight Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s high incarceration rates of women and girls and its impact on families and the community. The panel will provide an overview of this crisis – and present strategies that will educate, empower, and engage neighbors to increase awareness and act to address this social injustice.
Featured at this year’s Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival
THE SLAVE NARRATIVES: 400 Years of Resistance
Grounded Theater Company
Performance times: 1pm, 3pm. Performance length: approximately 45 minutes.
Grounded Theatre Company will present a site specific performance of The Slave Narratives. Based on interviews of formerly enslaved people gathered during the 1930s, the play provides a window into their lives during and after slavery.
Performances are free, but registration is required. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-slave-narratives-for-philadelphia-juneteenth-festival-june-15-2019-tickets-62123454926 to register
Performances begin at the Johnson House garden, 6306 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA.
The Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival seeks community organizations, food vendors, and art, craft, and other merchants to participate in the 13th annual Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival is held on Germantown Avenue, between Washington Lane and Johnson Street. The street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Advance registration and payment are required to participate as a vendor in the festival. FOOD/DRINK vendors, you MUST have a current permit from the City of Philadelphia to vend: http://phlevents.org/applications
Vendor space is limited.
*Vendor Registration closes Friday, June 7, 2019
VENDOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OPTIONS:
3. Email the COMPLETED VENDOR form and proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org . ADD ‘JUNETEENTH VENDOR’ in the subject line.
Your application is NOT complete until we receive payment, completed vendor form, and a copy of your permit from the City of Philadelphia to sell food/drink (if applicable).
**FOOD/DRINK VENDORS must have the correct permit to sell food/drink at the Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival from the City of Philadelphia. NO EXCEPTIONS**