Juneteenth- A Celebration of Freedom

Annual event on the 3rd weekend of June.

  • June 14 & 17, 2017!


    Wednesday, June 14th

    Reception – California State Library -900 N St.

    Thursday, June 15th

    Safety & Opportunity Fest – In partnership with the Sierra Health Foundation –  Caesar Chavez Park – 2:00-6:00 p.m.
    Featuring a Safety & Opportunity themed spoken word contest – cash awards to top 10 finalists, live entertainment vendors, art, interactive games and more.

    Friday, June 16th

    Friday Night “Gospel under the Stars” Concert. William Land Park Amphitheater 7:00-9:00 pm

    Saturday, June 17th

    Saturday’s Festival in the Park. William Land Park – 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Featuring:

     Run/Walk event for health – Walk for a cause and get healthy …

     Main Stage Entertainment – Featuring Sacramento’s best bands

     The Juneteenth Talent Show hosted by Lee Perkins

     Juneteenth Community Soldier Awards – Presented to unheralded members of the community who are making a difference

     Fitness Camp – by Kidds Sports Gym

     Promote the Peace Stage Show Youth focused – conscious music, poetry, dance and spoken word Health/Wellness Pavilion

     On–site screenings

     Healthy cooking demonstrations by Sacramento Juneteenth Black Chefs Collaborative

     Blood pressure & cholesterol checks

     Health related vendors

    Juneteenth Arts & Educational Theater

    A historical time-line representing the African-American experience during the Gold Rush, African-American contributions to American history and other historical information. Other theater components include:

     On-site art presentations

     Artists displaying Juneteenth related art

     Presentations acknowledging the accomplishments of African Americans pre and post Emancipation


     Art, crafts and wares by local and regional entrepreneurs

     Social services organizations

     Food – An array of good eats prepared by local restaurants and independent proprietors Children’s Area

     Arts & Craft

     Interactive games

     Theater activities

     Community mural


    *Since Summer 2001, Sacramento’s Juneteenth Festival has celebrated and educated the community about one of America’s most important acts of legislation: The Emancipation Proclamation. Signed into law in 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation declared that all those enslaved were now free.

    The Sacramento Juneteenth aims to bring awareness to the importance of healthy eating, the arts, and African American history in our schools and communities as well as providing continual support for the annual Sacramento Juneteenth Festival.