Sunday, June 18 • Great Park • 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Learn about Black culture as well as the history and significance of Juneteenth at our second annual Freedom Celebration at the Great Park Palm Court. This free event will feature interactive activities, local organizations, and live performances. The event is open to the public. 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.