Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in LA

The 4th of July was not an independence day for all Americans. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 when the last African American slaves were liberated.

All over the country this is a week of celebration. Locally, it’s too late for Leimert Park Village’s Juneteenth celebration, which took place last Saturday. But there are still other events coming up.

San Bernadino Juneteenth Celebration 6 PM – 8 PM

“The NAACP Riverside Branch and Teamsters Local 1932 will commemorate Juneteenth with a celebration of freedom, as we honor the lives of Black Americans who suffered under and survived slavery.”

Free entry — Come and enjoy a night of unity! Delicious Southern Cuisine — Raffle prizes

Educational Presentation: NAACP Riverside on “The Importance of the Labor Movement to Black History”

Musical Performance by Empower You Edutainment

Teamsters Local 1932433 N Sierra Way, San Bernardino, California 92410

Juneteenth Happy Hour 6 PM – 10 PM

“Are you tired after a long day of working with colonizers?
Do you like music from the 99s into 2000s?
AND the new stuff you can twerk in your chair to?
Do you want to go somewhere and have a drink for under $20?
If so, we got you.

Juneteenth? Like the Atlanta episode?
Well, kind of, but less bougie.”

– $5 Specialty Drinks – $10 Daiquiris – $10 Food – Hookah

Habeesha Cafe and Hookah Lounge 5066 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Compton Juneteenth Celebration Presented by Peace of Mind x Open Kanvas Today 7 PM

“We come together to celebrate Juneteenth and the culture behind its history, leading to the present day impacts we see in our communities today.

Join us for an Art Walk, Music and Educational experience that you don’t want to miss! Our goal is to engage the community in its history, educate through formats of art, music and poetry. Then build the businesses in the room with networking and direct plans to make local changes between all the guests.

Open Mic: Sign ups between 6:45-7:15pm. Panel: Andre Spicer- Founder of hub city radio.Jabari McDavid- tour Management w/ Earth Wind and Fire, own Record Plant, toured Bruno Mars. Nash- Founder of Rap Sessions/City Organizer

Free event, donations accepted! 2125 W Compton Blvd., Compton.

Portion of proceeds will be going towards local non-profit Journey Thru 100 to teach health, fitness and Entrepreneurship in Global Communities.

The Blackout Experience: Illuminating Black Excellence. Friday 6/22/2018

“SEIU Local 721 African American Caucus is proud to host our 2018 Juneteenth Celebration at The Majestic in Downtown LA. Have you ever wondered what our world would be like without the contributions of Black people? No street lights, no cell phones, no medicine, no music and even no Whitehouse! We would be living in a pitch black world devoid of the advancements and contributions that we take for granted every day. Come and celebrate these contributions and revel in Black Excellence at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration.

We are encouraging our guests to come dressed in all black to this elegant affair to enjoy live music, great food and a celebration of Black Excellence. Get your tickets before we are sold out!”

ANYONE that plans to attend the event must RSVP (members, staff, guests, performers etc.) with NO EXCEPTION. Even President Bob Schoonover will be RSVP’ing to this event so please follow his lead and make sure you reserve your ticket while they last! Failure to RSVP will result in denied entry to the event. No tickets will be sold at the door.

DRESS TO IMPRESS!!! This is a BLACK TIE event where we are encouraging our members to wear ALL BLACK. Come red carpet ready and be prepared to have your picture taken. You wear a uniform or business casual every day to work. Show up and show out in your Sunday’s best for a celebration that happens only one time a year!


PAID PARKING ONLY. Valet service will be offered.


Reserve parking here.

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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