List: Juneteenth events in the Sacramento area

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Saturday is Juneteenth, which marks the day enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, learned of their freedom in 1865.

This is the first celebration of Juneteenth after it officially became a federal holiday on Thursday.

Despite the heat, a number of events to celebrate Juneteenth are scheduled across the greater Sacramento area.

SACRAMENTO

Sacramento Juneteenth Festival

  • William Land Park
  • 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Includes vendors and entertainment. The usual 3-day celebration has been scaled back due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, organizers said.

Brewteenth Beer Festival

  • Oak Park Brewing Co. (3514 Broadway, Sacramento, Calif.)
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • $25 advance, $35 at the door (must be 21+ to purchase a tasting ticket)
  • The event celebrates four Black-owned breweries who each brewed a Brewteenth collaboration beer and are bringing another beer. Live music from DJ DYOPS, Hayez, Erica Ambrin and Sacto Storytellers runs until 6 p.m.

Algorythm Juneteenth Juke Jam

  • Esther’s Park (3408 3rd Ave., Sacramento, Calif.)
  • 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Ages 21+
  • The event bills itself as featuring founders, artists and creatives “with the goal of providing exposure and fostering relationships and collaboration.
  • Tickets available in the link above

STOCKTON

Stockton’s Juneteenth 2021

  • Weber Point Park
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free
  • Features food, vendors, kid’s corner, art and music, as well a Healing Tent sponsored by the People’s Empowerment Center

Juneteenth Celebration

  • Zion Lutheran Church (808 Porter Ave., Stockton, Calif.)
  • 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Free
  • Afternoon of music, dancing, food and family activities

MODESTO

  • Annual Juneteenth Festival
  • MLK Jr. Park (601 N. Martin Luther King Dr., Modesto, Calif.)
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free
  • Sponsored by the NAACP Modesto Stanislaus, featuring food, vendors and music

ROCKLIN

Placer County Juneteenth Celebration and Picnic

  • Johnson-Springview Park (5480 5th St., Rocklin, Calif.)
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Features food and a space for kids to play together with bubbles, chalk and water. Organized by seeMychild.

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