Sacramento’s 15th annual Juneteenth Celebration June 15-17
Sacramento’s 15th annual Juneteenth Celebration will be taking place June 15-17 to commemorate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which declared all those enslaved were now freed. To celebrate this momentous occasion in American history, come out and participate in FREE community events.
We will be kicking off the celebration on Thursday evening, June 15 from 2-6pm with a Youth Safety and Opportunity Festival at Cesar Chavez Park. This free festival will include a Spoken Word Competition with cash scholarship prizes as well as youth- focused interactive activities, live music, give aways and food trucks.
On Friday, June 16 from 7-9pm at William Land Park Amphitheater come enjoy “Gospel Under the Stars” a concert featuring some of Sacramento’s best gospel artists and a fashion show By Mario B Productions.
And on Saturday, June 17 from 11-6pm join us at William Land Park for:
• 2 stages of live entertainment
• Educational and art exhibits
• Health/wellness pavilion with healthy living demonstrations
• Talent Show
• Fitness Camp By Kidds Gym
• Over 80 area vendors including 10 food vendors providing tasty eats
• Guest speakers and more
To audition for the Spoken Word Competition or the Talent Show go to the Fruitridge Community Collaborative Auditorium located at 4625 44th Sacramento CA on May 27 from 12-3pm and June 4 from 4-7pm. A three-judge panel will select the top acts to perform at this year’s festival.Get Directions
The Friday night “Gospel Under the Stars” features some of Sacramento’s best gospel artists. In an evening setting “Under the Stars” in the Amphitheater near the pond of William Land park, A high powered gospel concert take place. The free concert is a two hour affair from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The concert features many of Sacramento’s local church choirs. Last year’s special guest were the Children’s Orphans Choir Of Uganda. Past participants include, Ascension, Ryan Oliver and many more.
Join us for the largest event taking place from 11:00AM – 6:00PM. Saturday’s festivities begin with the Juneteenth Parade. More than twenty organizations (100 participants) are scheduled to participate. The parade will feature American History themed floats, marching bands, drill teams, car/motorcycle clubs and much more. Saturday will also feature live musical performances by Sacramento’s most talented musicians, food and ware vendors, on-site health examinations, poetry, theater performances, essay contests and the Health/wellness Pavilion. A key component of the festival is the Juneteenth Educational Theater. Admission is free for the event. Check below to see all the events:
• Art, crafts and wares by local and regional artisans
• Social services organizations
• Food – An array of good eats prepared by local restaurants and independent proprietors
The Sacramento Juneteenth Ball is a food and wine tasting event presented by Sacramento Juneteenth, Inc. and the Sacramemto Junetenth Black Chefs Collaborative(SJBCC). The Juneteenth Ball is designed to spotlight the region’s finest Black chefs and wineries. The event will feature wine tastings and food pairings by the SJBCC.
Where: California Museum – (in downtown Sacramento on 10th & O streets)
When: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Hours: 7:00pm – 11:00pm
On Sunday the 21st, Sacramento’s true golf warriors will gather to take on the beautiful 9-holes of William Land Park Golf Course. The Juneteenth Golf tournament is the final component of the 3-day festival. The tournament serves as a fundraiser for the Juneteenth Scholarship fund. The tournament is a best ball format with prizes for hole in one, longest drive and closest to the pin. The winning foursome receive individual trophies and bragging rights.
Where: William Land Park Golf Course
First Tee Off: 7:00am
Check out our sponsorship options!
Make an impact! Be a part of Sacramento’s 2017 Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom Weekend by being a sponsor/advertiser within the commemorative Juneteenth program. The festival program will feature the weekend’s events, bios of our guest speakers and Community Solder Award recipients, as well as an historic timeline on the events leading up to the Emancipation Proclamation. For event sponsor packages, contact Gary Simon or call 916 541-2582.Download AD Sponsorship Form View Sponsorship Packages