Tue. Nov 28th, 2023

The City of Santa Ana is hosting the Santa Ana Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 17th at Centennial Park for a historical celebration.

Take part in an educating, empowering, and entertaining day that celebrates freedom and new opportunities.

The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States, and celebrates freedom for all worldwide.

Juneteenth (officially Juneteenth National Independence Day) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Deriving its name from combining June and nineteenth, it is celebrated on the anniversary of the order, issued by Major General Gordon Granger on June 19, 1865, proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas. Originating in Galveston, Juneteenth has since been observed annually in various parts of the United States, often broadly celebrating African-American culture. The day was first recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law after the efforts of Lula Briggs Galloway, Opal Lee, and others. (Wikipedia)

Let us come together as a community and celebrate together at our free and family-friendly event that will have live entertainment, car show, food, guest speakers, kid’s activities, and more!

  • House DJ: DJ Mike Smoove
  • Hosted by: Tryone DuBose
  • Performances by:
    • Talib Kweli
    • DJ BattleCat
    • Lighter Shade of Brown
    • The Squad
    • Cherrelle
    • Francois Dean
    • Sisters of Praise
    • Futa Toro – African Drums
    • And more!

Parking is free and will be located at Centennial Park, 3000 W. Edinger Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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