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Juneteenth falls on Wednesday. The federal holiday celebrates the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation as ordered on June 19, 1865, in Texas.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Juneteenth falls on a Wednesday this year, and it commemorates the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation as ordered on June 19, 1865, in Texas, after the Civil War, which officially ended slavery throughout the United States.

People can attend their choice of events in and around Sacramento to help celebrate the federal holiday. Here are some in the area:

Thursday, June 13

Sacramento State hosts CSU’s Juneteenth Symposium
Where: 6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819
When:

  • June 13, 6:30 p.m. — Special Black Honors College signing ceremony with Sacramento State and several California community colleges.
  • June 14, noon — Inaugural Black Student Success Scholarship presentations.
    • Watch the livestream HERE.

Friday, June 14

Stockton’s Juneteenth free youth basketball three-on-three tourney
Where: Van Buskirk Community Center, 734 Houston Ave., Stockton, CA 95206
When: 5-7 p.m.

West Sacramento’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration
Where: Bridgeway Lake Community Park, 3650 Southport Parkway, West Sacramento, CA 95691
When: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Sacramento’s 21st Annual Juneteenth Festival
Where: William Land Park, 1701 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA 95822
When:

  • June 14, 6-9 p.m. — Festival.
  • June 15 — A gospel extravaganza to highlight the historical significance and origins of gospel music.

Saturday, June 15

Rocklin Historical Society’s 4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Placer County
Where: Johnson Springview Park, 5480 5th St., Rocklin, CA 95677
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

San Joaquin Juneteenth Foundation Inc. Presents: 2024 Stockton Juneteenth
Where: Weber Point Events Center, 221 North Center St., Stockton, CA 95202
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate Juneteenth with California Women Lawyers
Where: Zoom (Link HERE)
When: 10:30 a.m. to noon

Juneteenth in Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove
Where: 9615 Railroad St., Elk Grove, CA 95624
When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Hope celebrates Juneteenth in Sacramento
Where: Esther’s Park, 3408 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817
When: 4-9 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19

2024 California State Capitol Juneteenth Holiday and Resource Fair
Where: West steps of the Capitol, 1315 10th St., Sacramento CA 95814
When: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

California State Parks and Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma host their Juneteenth Festival
Where: Black Miners Bar, Folsom, CA 95630
When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sutter County Library’s 2nd Annual Juneteenth celebration
Where: 750 Forbes Ave., Yuba City, CA 95991
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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