Black Heritage Banquet

The City of Deerfield Beach Parks and Recreation Department and the African American Heritage Board invites you to join us for the Annual Black Heritage Banquet. Come out for delicious food, live performances, and fantastic speakers! This event coincides with Black History Month and provides an excellent opportunity for the community to honor the rich cultural history of African Americans nationally and, as importantly, locally. As always, we will celebrate and award the persons who have demonstrated commitment in their professional endeavors, humanitarianism, and public service.

Black Heritage Banquet couple smiling

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Black Heritage couple smiling at their seats at banquet


When: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Where: DoubleTree, 100 Fairway Dr.,
Time: Doors Open At: 5:30 PM
  Event: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Fee: $30


Tickets may be purchased on Civic Rec, Click on Tickets to purchase your seat/s. Those who don't want to go through the Civic Rec app can call for assistance.

*It is recommended that guests wear African attire; however it is not required*

Black Heritage Banquet interior setup with decorations

Black Heritage banquet kids performance


This year's Keynote Speaker will be Katrina Sapp from Poettis, and the Emcee host will be Tamara Baker.

Keynote Speaker Information

Delivering poetic encouragement under the pseudonym Poettis, she has graced the stages of universities, blessed the pulpits of churches, and freestyled pure entertainment while collecting poetry slam wins from the Sistrunk corridor to the rest of the world.
 Whether you’ve met her as Sapp in the classroom, Poettis in the poetry community, or as Katrina Jo at a conference or service, the takeaway is always the same; a poetic voice that makes you want to be a better person. However, it is her ability to help people free themselves from the mental and behavioral chains that keep them from living an unfearful life that is most rewarding!
 Through her work as a creative writing facilitator, coach, freestyling spoken word poet,  and educator, she serves as an inspirational motivator for people from all walks of life. On any given day, you will find her coaching her students and mentees, past and present, into their awesome destinies. 

Black Heritage one of the lady award winners holding trophy

Black Heritage group of award winners holding trophy

Black Heritage lady receiving her award


Award Honorees
Community Heritage Award Bernard Adams
Black Heritage Pioneer Award Brathwaite School 
Public Service Award District Chief Samantha Whitehorn


Please contact us at or call Special Events at 954.480.4429.


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