Juneteenth is observed every year on June 19 and commemorates the liberation of the last slaves in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation had abolished slavery in the Confederate States.
It was not until Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that the state’s residents finally learned that slavery had been abolished. The former slaves immediately began to celebrate with prayer, feasting, song, and dance.
Many observe the date with local celebrations, including parties, parades, picnics and festivals and the Bay Area is no exception. source: Ronnie’s list.
We have Gospel, Jazz Rap & R&B Music. There are Children games, Basketball Tournament, Art & Craft, Speakers and a whole lot of food. It is a a family day for the community to come and remember, why we celebrate this important day.
Vallejo’s Juneteenth will feature a great mix of music by Frazier Trager Presents that will appeal to a variety of our visitors, including jazz saxophonist Ron Burris, R&B artists Project 4 Band, and Blues guitarist Alvon Johnson. The entertainment lineup will also feature homegrown talent performing gospel music, spoken word, choreographed dance, demonstrations, and more.
Thousands will be in attendance as we commemorate Juneteenth in the city’s historic Fillmore District. The Freedom Celebration will span 8 city blocks featuring dozens of special guests, community leaders, performers, vendors, exhibitions, carnival rides, games and tons of fun for the whole family.
We are celebrating the 10th annual PanAfrican Wellness Fest, a full day dedicated to holistic wellness. Partnering with the Bay’s best wellness providers, we provide meditation, mental health, yoga, Tai Chi, self-defense, spoken word, silent party by the Sound Tasting crew, interactive art installations, a youth zone, keynote speakers, Black excellence awards, vendors, and more! See map here! Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Join the African American Community Service Agency for the 41st Annual Juneteenth in the Streets Festival on Saturday, June 18th 2022. See map here! Downtown San Jose
This year’s dynamic program will feature a series of curated experiences to explore the history of Juneteenth itself and Black innovation, life, and excellence since emancipation. See map here! Rocky Graham Park
Northern California’s consistently longest-running Juneteenth Festival is held in June on Father’s Day, and offers an African American cultural experience with history, art, food, music, dance children’s activities, and spoken word, for all to enjoy. See map here! Adeline-Alcatraz
Juneteenth is the African American celebration of liberation 2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Soon after the end of the Civil War, black communities throughout the nation celebrated independence every June 19th with gatherings, delicious food, and of course good music. See map here! Healdsburg Plaza
Mill Valley Recreation, along with the City of Mill Valley and the Mill Valley Force for Racial Equity & Empowerment (MVFREE), is hosting an inaugural Juneteenth celebration this year called the Freedom Festival. See map here! Mill Valley Downtown Plaza
SF Black Wall Street is honored to host our third annual Juneteenth celebration! See map here! Gilman Park
Sunday, June 19th we turn up at the 10th annual Fam Bam. Fam Bam X – Juneteenth Edition is a full-day celebration promoting family, community, culture, and love. We party to the Bay’s best DJs with Cabana service, inspirational art pieces, a youth zone, PanAfrican vendors, a Black Father’s Day tribute, and more! See map here! Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Please join us on Main Street in downtown Tiburon on Saturday, June 19th from 1 – 4 pm to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. See map here! Downtown Tiburon
Free live concerts return to the Golden Gate Bandshell in Golden Gate Park. See map here! Golden Gate Bandshell