JUNETEENTH: COMMUNITY STREET FESTIVAL
Main Street will be closed to traffic from Howard to Rome in Tampa on Saturday for a Juneteenth Community Street Festival ,a community gathering to commemorate the abolishment of slavery. There will be vendors, face painting, step shows, bounce houses and a performance by teenage vocal phenom Zariya, who appeared on last season’s American Idol. Juneteenth is a celebration of the abolishment of slavery that began in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. It is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery and a time for reflecting on the history of the civil rights movement. Free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Main Street and N Howard Avenue.