Enjoy a day of free family fun, live entertainment, art and history includes performances, activities, exhibits and the 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.
- Highlights: Civil War re-enactors, The Alliance Band, Gospel recording artist Jalisa Faye, storyteller Beverly Jones, comedian Carolyn Harvey, a trackless train, dancing, face painting, chess tournament, multiple raffles and food vendors.
Historic fun with Rhonda B. Walker’s Old Fashioned Games: hoola hoop contest, tug-of-war, watermelon eating contest, sack races, foot races, and more, to honor the memory of Rhonda B. Walker, founder of the Blues and Sweet Potato Pie Festival in 1999 and Northwest Branch Library “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 Freedom or Emancipation Day, commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. A history of the Juneteenth holiday will be part of the program.
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.