Bay Area Juneteenth Celebrations

Join the community for music, dance, art and more

Commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people with music, history, art projects and more at one of these community event.

East Bay

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Juneteenth Celebration

JUNE 16. This award-winning choir featuring diverse ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds will perform to commemorate Juneteenth. 8pm. $13-30.

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

Berkeley Juneteenth Festival

JUNE 18. The event will include kids’ activities such as art projects, storytelling, dancing, cultural celebrations and live entertainment for the whole family. 11am-7pm. FREE. 

Adeline Street and Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley


Kid Makers: Juneteenth

JUNE 3. Head to the Redwood City Library’s Maker Space to learn about Juneteenth, make crafts and take home a free copy of the book Juneteenth, Our Day of Freedom. 2-3pm. FREE.

1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City


San Francisco

Flying to Freedom: Celebrating Juneteenth Through Aerial Dance, Music, and Theater

JUNE 16-17. Bayview Opera House Inc. in collaboration with Zaccho Dance Theatre present this collective reflection on liberation created and performed by Bay Area music, theater, dance and aerial artists. It’s a celebration of the recently enacted federal holiday, Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. 8-9pm. $10-35. 

Bayview Opera House, Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 Third St.

Golden Gate Park Band Juneteenth Concert

JUNE 18. The Golden Gate Park Band will perform music of contemporary and historical black composers such as Kevin Day, Katahj Copley, Omar Thomas, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still. 1pm. FREE.

Golden Gate Park, Spreckels Temple of Music, Music Concourse Way

Silicon Valley

Juneteenth Community Celebration

JUNE 19. Celebrate Juneteenth at the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose with the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. Learn about the African diaspora through a mix of short films for children and enjoy an African drumming workshop with drummer Pope Flyne, a Ghanaian-born performer, composer and educator. Kids can also make their own percussion instrument. 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm. $15, $14 senior, under 1 FREE.

180 Woz Way, San Jose


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