Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration among African Americans across the nation that commemorates the announcement of the end of slavery in the U.S. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. San Francisco’s Juneteenth celebration will include musical performances, a car show, arts and crafts, children’s activities and a variety of food vendors. The Juneteenth Festival will take place in the historic Fillmore District, Fillmore St. between Sutter & Turk Streets, on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Juneteenth Celebration activities will include a Prince Tribute with special guests, five stages of live contemporary artists, a Parade and SFUSD Honor Roll March, Health and Wellness Fair health screenings and healthy cooking demos, and much more. The event is free and open to the public.
📅 Sat June 18th