Berkeley has hosted a Juneteenth festival since 1986. Other events this week include a choral celebration at Oakland’s New Destiny Church and free entrance to EBRPD parks.
Portraits of a few of the hundreds of people who came to the festivities a year after the day became a national holiday.
Festivities returned to the Adeline Corridor, two years after the pandemic forced it online and the first since it became a federal holiday.
There are Juneteenth activities to enjoy every day this weekend in Oakland, Berkeley and beyond, all with agendas of food, drinks and fun.
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The festival, which celebrates the abolition of slavery in the United States, was slated to happen Sunday but instead will go online this year.
An Unapologetic Juneteenth takes place Saturday at Mosswood Park.
The store looked like an overflowing attic full of antique finds.
The longest running Juneteenth festival in Northern California was back in South Berkeley on Sunday.
The festival, inaugurated to celebrate the abolition of slavery in the United States, promises live music, dancing, food, health screenings, activities for kids and more.
For over 30 years, Berkeley has held Northern California’s largest Juneteenth celebration.
The blue skies and warm weather drew thousands to Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival