Juneteenth Events That Are Happening All Around The Bay Today!

By kmvq on June 19, 2020
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Juneteenth events are happening across the Bay Area today, including a morning rally and march by labor unions at the Port of Oakland.

Juneteenth celebrations mark June 19, 1865, the date that enslaved people in Texas were told the Civil War had ended and they were free under terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

Here are some events happening all around the bay (Courtesy of NBCBayArea):


Let Freedom Ring — Juneteenth Peace Walk, Arts & Music

  • Where: Thomas Gaines Land (6th and A streets)
  • When: Friday, June 19; 11 a.m – 3 p.m.


An Unapologetic Juneteenth Celebration

  • Where: Mosswood Park
  • When: Saturday, June 20; 2-5 p.m.

Lake Merritt Amphitheater Juneteenth Celebration and Fundraiser 

  • Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater 
  • When: Friday, June 19; 4-7 p.m. 

Juneteenth Youth March & Rally

Justice for Juneteenth at Lake Merritt

  • Across from Knoll Park 
  • Friday, June 19; 5 p.m.

Black Mass: A Juneteenth Gathering

  • Where: Lake Merritt Amphitheater
  • When: Friday, June 19; 7 p.m.

Juneteenth West Coast Port Shutdown

  • Where: Car caravan; SSA Terminal at 10 a.m. and Oscar Grant Plaza at 1 p.m.
  • When: Friday, June 19; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Santa Clara

Freedom Day: Still Marching for Freedom

  • Where: Santa Clara University
  • When: Friday, June 19; 3-5 p.m. 

Santa Rosa

Juneteenth Festival at Pioneer Park

  • Where: Pioneer Park
  • When: Friday, June 19; 12-6 p.m. 

San Francisco

San Francisco City Hall Juneteenth Rally, 1 p.m., San Francisco

Juneteenth Rally to be held at City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBf_p41h-jd/

San Francisco City Hall Lights, 8:30 p.m.

San Francisco City Hall’s more than 220 LED lights will illuminate in red, green and black to celebrate Juneteenth.

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