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Juneteenth

A guide to the history of Juneteenth, ways to observe the holiday, and resources for learning more from the DI Library

Local

Community Actors Theatre Juneteenth Fest (San Diego)

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10 am – 4 pm in the outdoor area of the theatre, 2957 54th. Street, San Diego, CA 92105, 619-807-7059

 

Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth Celebration (San Diego)

  • Saturday, June 19th, 11 am - 4 pm, Memorial Park, 2975 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113

 

Juneteenth Heritage Festival (Los Angeles and virtual)

  • June 19th and 20th, 10 am to 6 pm, Watts Historic Train Station, 1686 E 103 St., LA, CA, 90002
  • A virtual event with discussions and entertainment June 19th from 11 am - 5 pm

 

Sounding Boards x Nomad: Outdoor Gallery Opening (San Diego)

  • June 19th, Nomad Donuts, 3102 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Celebrate San Diego’s newest public art project, Use Your Voice! Stop by on Juneteenth, and learn more about how you can be a part of future projects. DJ Wet Carrot and DJ Alx Crtz will bring upbeat tunes, and several of the artists will be finishing their pieces under the San Diego sunshine.

Virtual

Juneteenth 2021 Artist Collective

  • The Diversity, Equality, and Inclusivity Committee of the Space Needle & Chihuly Garden and Glass, alongside the Northwest African American Museum, One Vibe Africa and Wa Na Wari, are celebrating this day by raising the voices of Black and African American artists in an Artist Collective broadcast premiering on Friday, June 18.

 

Juneteenth: Freedom Songs

  • Apple Music celebrates Juneteenth 2021 with a collection of exclusively commissioned songs from artists like D Smoke, Willie Jones, Kirk Franklin, Kane Brown, Amaarae, and Tobe Nwigwe. Some have contributed original compositions, while others have chosen to cover existing songs that speak to the holiday. Listen to the stories their selections tell as we celebrate Juneteenth and the continued and invaluable contribution of Black artistry to contemporary music.

 

Juneteenth Heritage Festival (Los Angeles and virtual)

  • June 19th and 20th, 10 am to 6 pm, Watts Historic Train Station, 1686 E 103 St., LA, CA, 90002
  • A virtual event with discussions and entertainment June 19th from 11 am - 5 pm

 

Juneteenth: Lift Every Voice

  • On June 15th, 10 museums of African American history and culture will commemorate Juneteenth.

 

Juneteenth: Stories of Freedom

  • A  Juneteenth virtual storytelling event featuring African American storytellers. The celebration will unite all people in the spirit of activism inspired by the recent human rights protests. The stories of freedom will bring to life heroes from the past and others will highlight the present passion for social justice.

 

Made By Us: Inaugural Civic Season

  • Explore a multitude of offerings and activities filtered by topic, location and format, designed to support your own personal exploration into history and democracy.

 

National Juneteenth Virtual Music Festival

  • Free livestream of this Zydeco, Blues and Jazz festival

 

Step Afrika! Juneteenth Virtual Celebration

  • Step Afrika!’s virtual celebration honors and embodies the determination, resilience, and reclamation of freedom with newly filmed choreographic masterpieces inspired by the African American experience.

 

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration All Month

  • Montpelier's virtual events include book talks, documentary screenings, and videos.