Honor Juneteenth with exciting and inspiring Southern California-wide events, from wellness days and arts festivals to comedy shows and alfresco movie nights.
June 17: Culver City Juneteenth Celebration & Resource Fair
Saturday, June 17, head to Ivy Station for a vibrant and inclusive celebration of Juneteenth in Southern California. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., discover delicious food, great music and various Black-owned businesses to support during this special afternoon event.
For additional information: eventbrite.com.
June 17: Pomona Valley Family Jazz & Arts Festival
In its 33rd year, the Pomona Valley Family Jazz & Arts Festival is a must-see for those celebrating Juneteenth in Southern California. A day filled with live music ranging from gospel to R&B, this free event is serving up delicious eats and will even host a swimming pool for the kids. Revel in the arts and discover more about the holiday on June 17 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
To RSVP: eventbrite.com.
June 17: Soulfulofnoise Presents: Juneteenth Festival
Live from Whittier, SoulfulofNoise is hosting a celebration of Juneteenth in Southern California while raising funds for youth-centered organizations. Feel good inside and out with a procession of live performances, beauty/barbershops, entrepreneurial workshops, and activations backing health and wellness–as well as local food trucks and vendors. Bring the family for fun and games, or just relax during this soulful celebration June 17 from noon to 7 p.m.
To RSVP: soulfulofnoise.com.
June 17: Street Food Cinema Presents: “Do the Right Thing”
Sit back and relax because outdoor cinema is back! Celebrate Juneteenth in Los Angeles while watching “Do the Right Thing” under the stars and enjoying delicious food and drinks from Coco’s Lipsmacking Cupcakes, District Burger and MexiBachi. This elevated movie/picnic duo at Grand Hope Park is a great way to celebrate Juneteenth with friends while surrounded by classic 90s cinema.
For tickets: feverup.com.
June 18: Juneteenth Wellness Day
Spend the morning in serenity with a sound bath and self-care yoga this June 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. At the California African American Museum, yoga and meditation teacher, Constance Hartwell will lead an hour-long relaxing session–for all ages and experience levels. Or find peace and relaxation at the sound bath with Sol & Sound. All you need is your mat to join the celebration on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information: caamuseum.org.
June 19: Juneteenth Sail San Pedro
All abroad the Juneteenth celebration–at sea! Hosted by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute, sail off from San Pedro for two hours and enjoy the boat parade right in the middle of the action. Set sail on Monday, June 19, at any of the following time slots: 1 to 3 p.m.; 4 to 6 p.m.; or 7 to 9:30 p.m. It will be a Juneteenth in Southern California celebration that you have to sea. Kids ages 10 to 17 are welcome, alongside parents and chaperones.
For tickets: eventbrite.com.
June 19: Juneteenth Celebration Aquarium of the Pacific
Take your understanding of the holiday to new depths. At Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, multiple influential speakers are taking the stage to enhance our knowledge of Juneteenth and its significance in the African American community. Visit June 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. to catch the speakers’ powerful words while surrounded by the ocean’s beauty and its marine life.
Cost: Adult tickets start at $44.95.
For tickets: aquariumofthepacific.org.
June 19: Juneteenth Festival El Segundo
Black in Mayberry invites the community to remember the past and celebrate the future with a festival of the arts. This second-annual event will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on June 19 at Recreation Park, bringing commemoration through live music, energetic performances, exciting activities, key speakers, food trucks, giveaways and much more.
To RSVP: blackinmayberry.org.
June 19: For Us Sundays “Juneteenth” Comedy Show
Laugh this holiday with a little help from Boop Entertainment. Hitting the Historic Adams Avenue Theatre in San Diego this June 19 at 6:30 p.m., this No. 1-rated all-Black comedy show is back by popular demand and is sure to bring the crowd to (happy) tears. With comedians seen on Comedy Central and “Abbott Elementary,” the show won’t disappoint!
Cost: $20 to $30.
For tickets: eventbrite.com.