Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration
Southern California’s premiere Juneteenth event returns on June 17 with a day-long celebration of Black history and culture featuring live music, family activities, food trucks and more.
Performances, Activities and Events
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the 2023 Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration?
The 2023 Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration will be hosted on Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
Where will the 2023 Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration be held?
The 2023 event will be hosted in the heart of Long Beach’s lively Waterfront, at Rainbow Lagoon Park (400 E. Shoreline Dr.).
How do I get tickets to the 2023 Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration?
Admission to the 2023 Long Beach Juneteenth Celebration is free, however tickets are required for entry into the festival. Complimentary tickets are available online via Eventbrite.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth is the oldest national holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, which officially ended on June 19, 1865 — two and a half years following President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclomation — when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to inform the enslaved that the Civil War had ended and they were now free. Juneteenth was declared a national holiday in 2021 and the first large-scale Juneteenth celebration was hosted in Long Beach on June 19, 2021, however smaller community celebrations had occurred for years prior.