Juneteenth is almost here! And there’s a celebration for it in Boise on Saturday, June 19th. But it seems like everyone I mention it to doesn’t really even know what Juneteenth is and why it’s to be celebration. To sum it up in very simple terms, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States and is observed on June 19th every year.
That’s a pretty huge deal and definitely something to celebrate. The Boise Juneteenth Celebration will take place near downtown Boise with a pop up market and food vendors. The event runs from 12pm-8pm. The pop up shops will run from noon to 4pm, but the food vendors will be there the whole time to continue feeding your face. This is the perfect opportunity to support Treasure Valley Black Owned Businesses, as there will be over 30 of them at this awesome event.
Food vendors include:
Dean's Delights
Southern Cakes
The Place To Feed Yo Face
Oh Vegan Soul
Louisiana Soul Bayou
Ya Mon Jamaican Jerk GrillI
I personally recommend Oh Vegan Soul. 10/10. My non-vegan husband LOVED their ribs and collard greens. The cobbler is excellent too.
There will be plenty of art to take in by local artists as well:
Rocky Mountain Balloons
Sharmaine Collection
The Spot
Cognitive Dissonance
I've had the pleasure of meeting Sharmaine, the artist of the Sharmaine Collection and her work is beautiful. Definitely looking forward to seeing her work on display and hope to pick up a few pieces if possible.
It's going to be a fun day. You can follow here for more information and details.

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