But, if this part of our history could be told in such a way that those chains of the past, those shackles that physically bound us together against our wills could, in the telling, become spiritual links that willingly bind us together now and into the future - then that painful Middle Passage could become, ironically, a positive connecting line to all of us whether living inside or outside the continent of Africa..."
- Tom Feelings
June 17th, 2023
10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Rainbow Lagoon Park, Long Beach
Must have admission ticket for entry.
Music. Food. Step Show. Art. Culture. Activations.
SPONSORSHIP AND VOLUNTEER
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation - which had become official January 1, 1863.
The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.
...is about GOOD VIBES
...is about FAMILY
Arts & Crafts
...is about UNITY
THANKS TO OUR
Spirit of juneteenth
This will be the best Juneteenth Celebration in the West!
We invite you to get involved and support Juneteenth by participating at this epic event.
THE LONG BEACH JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION FESTIVAL POLICY
Guests can bring a low back lawn chair and will have access to all that the event space has to offer including food trucks, entertainment, kids’ village, and a diverse array of vendors.
To assure a safe and enjoyable festival experience for all, please note that the following items will NOT be permitted into the Festival:
STRICTLY ENFORCED –
You may not bring alcohol into the festival site and you may not take alcohol outside of the festival area.
No Glass or metal containers.
No Open containers.
No Still cameras or camera equipment with large, zoom, or detachable lenses.
No Video equipment.
No Firearms, explosives, and weapons of any kind (including pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc).
No Illegal and Illicit substances of any kind.
No Drugs or drug paraphernalia.
No Skateboards or scooters.
No Bicycles inside the festival grounds.
No Tents, oversized umbrellas, canopies, hammocks, or shade structures of any kind.
No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors. No unauthorized solicitation and materials including handbills, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc. No Inflatable furniture. Rafts, chairs, etc.
NO PETS (except approved service animals with proper paperwork.
If you need to leave the festival and return, you agree to the reasonable search for alcoholic beverages, drugs, or weapons.
Location: Marina Green (across the street from the event)
Directions to Marina Green Parking
The venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.
ATTENDEES ASSUME ALL RISK AND DANGER INCIDENTAL TO THE ATTENDANCE OF THE LONG BEACH JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION AND YOU AGREE THAT THE MANAGEMENT, ITS AGENTS, AND THE PERFORMERS ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES RESULTING FROM ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION OF THIS EVENT. NO TRANSMISSION OR AIDING IN TRANSMITTING ANY DESCRIPTION, ACCOUNT, PICTURE, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT, GAME, PERFORMANCE, OR EXHIBITION IS ALLOWED. YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO THE REASONABLE SEARCH FOR ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DRUGS, OR WEAPONS. YOU FURTHER CONSENT TO THE USE OF YOUR IMAGE OR LIKENESS INCIDENTAL TO ANY DISPLAY, TRANSMISSION, OR REPRODUCTION OF THE EVENT. MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ADMISSION OR EJECT ANY PERSON WHOSE CONDUCT IS DEEMED BY MANAGEMENT TO BE DISORDERLY OR WHO FAILS TO COMPLY WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rainbow Lagoon Park
400 E. Shoreline Drive,
Long Beach, CA 90802
Saturday, June 17, 2023
10:30AM - 7:00 PM