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Juneteenth 2021

Event Itinerary

Friday, June 18th @ 7pm

FREE Family Movie Night - "The Great Debaters"

Weekend Kickoff with Fireworks

New Saint Paul AME Church

4603 N. 42nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610

It's a family-style movie night under the stars! Bring out your lawn chairs and enjoy "The Great Debaters" with us followed by courageous community conversations about culture, social justice, community activism, youth engagement, and much more!

Friday, June 19th @ 12noon to 6pm

Juneteenth Festival and Celebration

Raymond James Stadium, Lot #3

4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607

We're giving Juneteenth the attention it deserves - at the Raymond James Stadium, the home of the World Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers! With small business vendors in ROC the Block pop up style, a car show, premiere DJ's, a fashion show with local designers and industry models, food trucks, and of course the voices of Tampa's best musical artists, we're giving Tampa something we can feel! It's educational, it's inspiration, it's's JUNETEENTH at it's best!

12:00pm - Musical Performance by the Universal Show Band

12:30pm - Community Fitness Session featuring @CoachVita

12:45pm - Community Fitness Session featuring @TurkFitFF

1:00pm.  - Community MeetUp (In-Person & Virtual)

  • K-12 Education Intervention

    • Featuring Dr. Sheytophia Cunha, PsyD, NCSP​

      • @StarPsychology

  • College MeetUp

    • College Counselor Marilyn Gilbert-Mitchell, MA, MEd

      • @MGMCollegeSVCS

    • Common Black College App

      • @CommomBLKCollApp​


      • @HBCUHUB​

  • Financial MeetUp​

2:00pm   - Dance Performance by Leonard Academy of Dance

2:30pm.  - Dance Performances

  • A.O.G. Dance Academy

  • KaliKali Dance Company

2:50pm.  - Nubians United for Defense​

3:00pm   - Juneteenth LIVE Virtual Check-Ins

  • Chef Mel's Juneteenth Event (from St. Petersburg, FL)

  • Lola & Ja'Naye's Juneteenth Jam

  • Virtual Vendors Shopping Experience

4:00pm.  -  LIVE Musical Performances​

  • FatBoy Juice

  • Kia

  • J'Nelle

4:30pm.   - Fashion Show​

Sunday, June 20th @ 3pm

Juneteenth Father's Day GospelFest Experience

New Saint Paul AME Church

4603 N. 42nd Street, Tampa, FL 33610

We can't do a weekend festival of community culture without giving praise and thanksgiving to God! Bring your lawn chairs as we enjoy an afternoon celebration of music, creativity and spoken word as we end the weekend with a bang! PopUp vendors will be onsite as well!

We'll also be saluting community fathers for Father's Day, and celebrating the 1 Year Anniversary of the 42nd Street Community Garden of Miracles!

Quick Tix

Juneteenth Freedom Weekend Pass - $50

Get access to the entire weekend of events located at Raymond James Stadium and New Saint Paul AME Church

Juneteenth Adult Ticket - $35

Enjoy the events at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, June 19th!

Juneteenth Child Ticket - $15

Kids 16 and under will enjoy the events at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday, June 19th!

GospelFest Ticket - $25

Fun for the entire family! Meet us for GospelFest at New Saint Paul AME Church

Raymond James

Stadium Lot #3 Site Map

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R.O.C. the Block Festivals is proud to announce

JUNETEENTH at the Stadium

The 2021 Tampa Bay Area Cultural Festival & Celebration

Saturday, June 19th is commemorated as a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. Also known as Freedom Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth originated in Galveston, Texas and is now celebrated annually throughout the nation. On June 19, 1865, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced General Order No. 3, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas.

Since Super Bowl weekend, 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 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! "From a company perspective, black people from across the Tampa Bay region deserve to be seen and appreciated for the advancements we've made to support this city! With the influx on black business development in the region, we feel it's time for us to celebrate us!"

R.O.C. the Block Festivals reached out to other annual community event organizers to be inclusive of everyone's celebrations across the Tampa Bay Area! A "Juneteenth" Facebook group has been established to post and promote events from the entire region and beyond!


"The thrust behind our company's vision is to inspire the people of our communities to support each other! During the season of the pandemic, we wanted to show support in areas that had been seemingly forgotten or overlooked. Having survived over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel the need to celebrate our victories and accomplishments! Many of the business vendors that participate in our pop ups have emerged during the pandemic. We want to show them our support, push their brands, and also illuminate entrepreneurship as a viable option for those looking to diversify their lives!"

A major push behind the R.O.C. the Block Festivals movement is the GoddessTalk Network and App! Bolaji Ajike, the network and app's developer, has created a unique vehicle that combines media and mobile communications to highlight black businesses across the globe. The GoddessTalk Network is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing independent media networks in the country. The GoddessTalk Show, for which she serves as the producer and host, features one-on-one interviews with small business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world. Developed in 2020, the GoddessTalk App is available for both iOS and Android devices. It features a business directory, marketplace, job board, bookstore - it's literally an all-in-one app for everything related to black business!

The events for the entire weekend are family friendly! We expect to see everybody from everywhere participating somewhere for Juneteenth 2021!

Event Sponsors

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The Ajike Family  |  The Ijalana Family  |  Clarity & Wellness, LLC

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