Juneteenth Freedom Celebration

Saturday, June 22 • Great Park • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us at the third annual Irvine Juneteenth Freedom Celebration presented by BIPOC Orange County in partnership with the City of Irvine. This free event is a celebration of freedom, hope, and joy that honors the history and contributions of Black Americans to the cultural fabric of our nation. The community is invited to learn about Black culture and the unique cultural significance of Juneteenth through music, dance, poetry, art, interactive activities, local organizations, and live performances. Free parking is available on-site. Food trucks will be available for visitors to purchase food.


Juneteenth dates back to June 19, 1865, and is the oldest known annual observance commemorating the abolishment of slavery in the United States. Juneteenth became a celebration of freedom and achievement, gathering family and communities with food, entertainment, spiritual and religious ceremonies, and cultural storytelling. Today, Juneteenth takes on a symbol of pride in African American experiences and ancestral roots that is recognized annually across the country.

Juneteenth Freedom Celebration is presented by BIPOC Orange County in partnership with the City of Irvine.  Visit irvinejuneteenth.com for more information, including how to become a sponsor or a vendor.