Chandler invites community to upcoming Juneteenth events

May 18, 2023
Vaughn Willis performing in front of Juneteenth banner

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The City of Chandler’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Division is partnering with several local organizations and community leaders to co-host three Juneteenth celebratory events. They are:

  • Miss Juneteenth Arizona Pageant
    The Miss Juneteenth Arizona Pageant will showcase and celebrate the many academic and artistic achievements of contestants vying for the title of Miss Juneteenth. General admission tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online at
    Miss Juneteenth Pageant. The event will be from 7–9 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Culture Music in the Park III
    Come celebrate Chandler Freedom Week with Vaughn Willis and Ear Candy, one of the most popular soulful bands in the Valley. Stop by from 7–9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17, in Downtown Chandler at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park West, 3 S. Arizona Ave.

  • Chandler Men of Action 5th Annual Mixer
    The Juneteenth celebration continues with the Chandler Men of Action’s annual mixer and Father’s Day Celebration. The mixer will be from 2–5 p.m. Sunday, June 18, at Founding Father’s Kitchen, 1050 W. Ray Road.

The events are held in partnership with the City’s DEI Division and the following community organizations: BASE Arizona; Chandler4Change; Chandler Chamber of Commerce Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Chandler Men of Action, Chandler Unified School District; Ready, Set, Go! Foundation and South Chandler Self Help Foundation.

In addition, the City of Chandler will observe the Juneteenth holiday on Monday, June 19.

For more information about the upcoming Juneteenth community events, visit Diversity Events, or contact the City’s DEI Division at 480-782-2214.

Media contact:        
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer