Juneteenth Celebration

Mt. Carmel, SAVE THE DATES, June 17th and 18th for our first annual event: “EMANCIPATED: A Juneteenth Celebration!” We are excited about this big community event and look forward to you and your whole family enjoying this time with us!

On Saturday, June 17th, come out to enjoy carnival games, food trucks, merchant vendors, live entertainment, and more! This is a free event so invite your family, friends, and neighbors. Then on Sunday, June 18th, meet us in the parking lot for an outside worship experience!


Vendor Registration 

We are accepting food and merchant vendors for our 2023 Juneteenth Celebration, on Saturday, June 17 from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm. Click here to get your vendor registration packet. Email all questions to  juneteenthmtcarmel@mtcarmelindy.org or call the church at 317-890-2740. May 5th, or until we fill up our spaces. Vendors will be granted on a first-pay, first-serve basis.

If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email juneteenthmtcarmel@mtcarmelindy.org or call the church at 317-890-2740.


Essay Contest – Juneteenth

If you are a Junior or Senior High School student that resides in Marion County, we invite you to submit a 500-750 word composition for the Juneteenth Essay Contest due on Monday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. Click here to get instructions, essay prompt, and criteria. First, second, and third place winners will be awarded a cash prize along with receiving recognition on stage at Mt. Carmel’s “Emancipated: A Juneteenth Celebration,” on Saturday, June 17th.  If you have any questions, please email us at juneteenthmtcarmelindy.org.

Also, during our Juneteenth event, we will host a “Coloring Contest” for children in grades Kindergarten through Third. Students will be judged on

  • Creativity

  • Neatness

  • Color Combination, and

  • Overall Appearance

The grand prize winners in each category will receive a $25 Gift Card, second-place winners a $15 Gift Card and third-place winners will receive a $10 Gift Card. Winners will also be celebrated on stage at the Juneteenth Celebration.

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