This is a day for us to come together, celebrate and move forward! Come celebrate with us in Tacoma on June 19th, 2024!

Jerome “JD” Davis, CEO Wayout Kids

We’re Doing it Again on June 19th, 2024.

THE LARGEST JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION IN WA STATE!

Coming off a highly successful 2023 Juneteenth – A Road to Economic Freedom event which boasted over 8,000 in attendance, national recording artists, state and local dignitaries, 100 plus vendors, the Miss Juneteenth Pageant and performances by local talent and artists, we are happy to announce that we are doing it again!! We would like to thank the 2023 sponsorship partners including The Tacoma Urban League, The City Of Tacoma, Amazon, Greater Tacoma Community Foundation, Metro Parks, the Washington Federation of State Employees, Multicare, Seattle Credit Union, and many more. We are excited about another opportunity to bring this event to the community again in 2024!

WHAT IS JUNETEENTH?

In 2022, President Joe Biden signed a bill commemorating Juneteenth as a federal holiday. The date is significant in American History and celebrates June 19th, 1865 which was 2.5 years after Abraham Lincoln proclaimed all slaves free. Despite declaring Juneteenth as a federal holiday, Black Americans continue to face a plethora of systemic challenges, such as the racial wealth and education gap, disproportionate incarceration, and persistent health disparities, all while contributing 1 trillion a year as consumers to the American economy. 

The Juneteenth festival will host over 100 vendors from trade associations, local businesses, nonprofits, and finance. Our goal is to create an opportunity for economic growth and set a path for financial stability within the BIPOC community, and of course celebrate. The festival will be held on June 19th from 11am-5pm at Stewart Heights Park in Tacoma.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the largest Juneteenth celebration in Washington State by being a sponsor partner. You will be supporting your community and making connections while celebrating this important day in history. Click the button below to find out more!

We had 128 Vendor Booths and 20 Food Trucks/Vendors last year who were very happy with the event and turnout. Be a part of this years event as a Vendor Booth, Vendor Booth Nonprofit, Vendor Food Booth or Food Truck Vendor. Click the button below for more info!

Juneteenth 2023 Event Pictures

Juneteenth 2023 Event Flyer

Celebrate Juneteenth with us on June 19th, 2024 from 11am-5pm at Stewart Heights Park (5715 Reginald Gutierrez Ln, Tacoma) This is a Free Event.

The festival will include a main stage filled with amazing performances and speakers, an interactive kid’s zone and stage, face painting and a playground.

  • 100+ Vendors selling goods
  • Food Trucks & Food Vendors
  • Miss Juneteenth Pageant
  • Performances by national recording artists
  • Performances by local talent/artists
  • Education, financial, job & career resources
  • Kid’s Play Zone – bouncy houses, games, arts/crafts
  • State and local dignitaries
  • Free Event

Buy your Juneteenth Celebration T-shirt before the event. It’s always in style! Pick it up at the event or have it shipped to you. We have white T-shirts for order now and will have some other colors at the event. Click the “BUY JUNETEENTH T-SHIRT” Button to order!

2023 Event

2023 Sponsors

2023 Featured National Recording Artist J. Holiday

• Smash Song “Bed” Hit Number 5 on
Billboard Hot 100

2023 Gospel Artist Crystal Aikin

• BET’s 1st Sunday Best Winner!

Learn more about the Juneteenth holiday and the event in this interview with event organizer JD Davis.

Hosted by Wayout Kids and partner sponsors.

For over 15 years Building Youth Through Music/ WayOut Kids has brought amazing family friendly events to the South Puget Sound. We are excited to announce that we were awarded a contract with Tacoma Creates a program created by the City of Tacoma to host Juneteenth – A Road to economic freedom 2023 on the Eastside of Tacoma.

Wayout Kids newest project is our children’s animated series “Rodney Raccoon.” It’s all about STEAM D (Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts, Math and Discovery) and Rodney Raccoon and his crew are always up for the challenge. But the Missions and adventures they go on in the Sky Dome Science Museum are more than just fun, they might just save an animal or the planet! To learn more about the series hit the TV show info button. Or contact us directly by hitting the contact button!

For the past 20 years we have hosted community block parties and holiday giveaways providing the less fortunate with food and gifts throughout the holiday season. WayOut Kids Rodney Goes Green project was recognized by Discovery Education and globally distributed to 3 million educators and 30 million students in over 50 different countries.

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