Manhattan Beach's 2024 Juneteenth Celebration & Concert

Manhattan Beach Russell Nomura and Yoshiko Oest May 24, 2024

The City of Manhattan Beach, in partnership with Black in Mayberry, invites the community to honor and celebrate Juneteenth with two family-friendly events filled with reverence, education, entertainment, and community engagement.

Juneteenth Ceremony

Join in at Bruce's Beach Park for the Juneteenth Ceremony on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. This event will honor African-American history with speakers from the community, special guests, and a gospel choir.

Juneteenth Celebration & Concert

Celebrate Juneteenth at Polliwog Park on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and vendors in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Event Details:

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state were free. This day came to be known as Juneteenth, now officially a federal holiday.

What to Expect:

The Juneteenth Celebration & Concert will feature live music, captivating performances, black-owned business vendors, food trucks, and much more. The event promises something for everyone, with activities and attractions that celebrate African American culture, history, and contributions to America.

Everyone is Welcome:

The Juneteenth Celebration & Concert is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and friends to enjoy this vibrant celebration of African American culture.

More Info:

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