Watch CBS News

List Of Juneteenth Events Happening Across LA County

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed a law making June 19th an official federal holiday commemorating emancipation.

Here is a list of some of the Juneteenth events taking place across the Southland this weekend:

  • Leimert Park Rising: Will include live music, storytelling and art at Leimert Park, located at 4343 Leimert Blvd. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
  • Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier: The Pacific Park's Ferris Wheel will honor Juneteenth with a colorful light program beginning at around 8 p.m. Saturday.
  • Laugh Factory Hollywood Juneteenth Block Party: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday outside the Laugh Factory. There will be comedians, live music, food, a DJ and other special guests.
  • Juneteenth Freedom March and Block Party and Charles White Park in Altadena: June 19th at 4:30 p.m. It will feature liberation speakers, live music, soul food, dancing and poetry.
  • Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom and Unity: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational center in Long Beach. Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. An educational event about the history of Juneteenth with gospel music and an art display.
  • FRNDS Day Party Experience – Juneteenth: Indoor & outdoor experience with food vendors, live activations, games, pop-up celebrity performances & more. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at The Academy at 6021 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Pomona Valley Juneteenth Jazz & Arts Festival: Ganesha Park. Showcasing entertainers and vendors, live gospel, R&B and jazz performances. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • L.A. County Supervisor Holly Mitchell Juneteenth Celebration and Resource Fair: Earvin "Magic" Johnson Park from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. 905 El Segundo Blvd.
  • Juneteenth Health & Wellness Festival: Hosted by the Brotherhood Crusade and 24 Hour Fitness. 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Crete Academy at 6103 Crenshaw Blvd.
  • AMC Black Picture Showcase Celebrating Juneteenth: Featuring a range of Black-led films returning to theatres in honor of Juneteenth. June 18 through June 24.
  • Lake Elsinore Juneteenth Celebration: Unity In The Community: Diamond Stadium from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday. There will be activities for all including live music, spoken word, dance, food, local small businesses, vendors, and community organizations.


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.