Juneteenth Block Party

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Program Description

Join us for Juneteenth Santa Barbara’s 7th Annual Block Party on Saturday, June 15th, in the Funk Zone! This City-sponsored event celebrates Black Independence Day with a vibrant showcase of Black culture, talent, and joy. Enjoy live music, dancing, poetry, artist exhibitions, storytelling, and delicious food, alongside the Black Artisan Market featuring Black-led community organizations. Don't miss this free, community-centered celebration!

For more information, visit juneteenthsb.org

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The name combines "June" and "nineteenth," marking the day in 1865 when freedom reached for the last enslaved individuals in Texas, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. This day is also known as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day. 

For those interested in learning more about the significance and history of Juneteenth, please click here.