The 40th Annual Juneteenth In The Park Festival: Santa Clara County. The official lockup & branding for the 2021 event.Register Now!
40th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival Official Headliner, Ledisi. Gospel Headliner Le'Andria Johnson, & Emcee Marcus Washington from NBC Bay Area.
Presented by African American Community Service Agency, Knight Foundation, & VISA

Celebrating 156 Years of Freedom

Addressing COVID-19: The Impact On & Response of The Black Community

This is the African American Community Service Agency's 40th year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose. For over 39 years, the Juneteenth Festival in San Jose/Silicon Valley has averaged over 6,000 attendees. Entertainment has ranged from artists like Anthony Hamilton, Case, Jaguar Wright, Jon B., Reuben Studdard, and Brandy to groups like the Drifters with a wide range of local artists from Rap/Hip Hop to R&B, Gospel, and Jazz. Our wide variety of food, artwork, retailers, community services and local businesses have been a major draw for event attendees.  The Festival celebrates African American heritage and is an opportunity to educate the community on topics ranging from health to educational and financial literacy. This year, as the community is re-emerging after a long year of struggle, celebrating our resilience together will be especially meaningful.

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Juneteenth sponsors

A Look at the Juneteenth Experience

Schedule

List of events for the week of Juneteenth!
Click on a Calendar link to quickly add each event to your calendar! You will still need to RSVP via Eventbrite and Zoom to actually attend!

Sunday

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Jun 13

Juneteenth Kick-Off Brunch

The Official Juneteenth Kick-off, Celebrating 40 Years of Honoring and Uplifting Juneteenth.

11:00 am
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2:00 pm
Juneteenth Kick-Off Brunch
Join us as we strive towards our goal to support local black women-owned businesses, as well as to educate and celebrate the history of Juneteenth over a delicious Brunch. This event will feature: DJ D Sharp, Guest Speakers, Performers, Vendors, Prizes, and a Ribbon Cutting.
America, US CA
June 13, 2021 11:00 AM
June 13, 2021 2:00 PM
840 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95112

Juneteenth Kick-Off Brunch

Jackie's Place

Join us as we strive towards our goal to support local black women-owned businesses, as well as to educate and celebrate the history of Juneteenth over a delicious Brunch. This event will feature:  DJ D Sharp, Guest Speakers, Performers, Vendors, Prizes, and a Ribbon Cutting.

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DJ DSharp

Monday

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Jun 14

Make-It-Happen Monday

Continue our mission of lifting up Black businesses with an event at Nirvana Soul, the first Black women-owned coffee shop in San Jose.

7:00 am
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4:00 pm
Juneteenth Experience at Nirvana Soul
Get your Liberation Week started with Juneteenth specials and guest appearances by local artists and authors. By supporting Nirvana Soul on this day, individuals will be entered into a raffle to win a roundtrip ticket via our sponsors at Alaska Airlines.
America, US CA
June 14, 2021 7:00 AM
June 14, 2021 4:00 PM
315 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Juneteenth Experience at Nirvana Soul

Nirvana Soul

Get your Liberation Week started with Juneteenth specials and guest appearances by local artists and authors. By supporting Nirvana Soul on this day, individuals will be entered into a raffle to win a roundtrip ticket via our sponsors at Alaska Airlines.

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6:00 pm
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8:00 pm
Dreams in Black: A Virtual Fireside Chat with Eva Marcille
The discussion will focus on the importance of going after your dreams, pushing through adversity, marketing yourself, fashion, and the importance of Juneteenth. After the chat with Eva Marcille, our conversation will turn into a panel discussion with industry experts. Join us as we discuss the importance of Black Dreams in all facets of the term, from homeownership, business ownership, economic empowerment, surviving the global pandemic, and everything in between!
America, US CA
June 14, 2021 6:00 PM
June 14, 2021 8:00 PM

Dreams in Black: A Virtual Fireside Chat with Eva Marcille

Virtual Event

The discussion will focus on the importance of going after your dreams, pushing through adversity, marketing yourself, fashion, and the importance of Juneteenth.

After the chat with Eva Marcille, our conversation will turn into a panel discussion with industry experts. Join us as we discuss the importance of Black Dreams in all facets of the term, from homeownership, business ownership, economic empowerment, surviving the global pandemic, and everything in between!

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Eva Marcille, Azeez Al-Shaair, Tressa Williams, Shawneequa Badger, Chris Horton

Tuesday

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Jun 15

Take-Action Tuesday

This day will feature a virtual session focusing on policy and advocacy, with discussions about the movement to make Juneteenth a national holiday and other issues important to the Black community in SCC.

11:00 am
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1:30 pm
AACSA's Guide to the Local, State, & Federal Government Legislative Process
This program will take a deeper look at the legislative process and how the community can get involved at the Local, State, and Federal Levels. Including a guided opportunity to have your voice heard on critical local, state, and federal issues!
America, US CA
June 15, 2021 11:00 AM
June 15, 2021 1:30 PM

AACSA's Guide to the Local, State, & Federal Government Legislative Process

Virtual Event

This program will take a deeper look at the legislative process and how the community can get involved at the Local, State, and Federal Levels. Including a guided opportunity to have your voice heard on critical local, state, and federal issues!

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2:00 pm
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3:30 pm
Juneteenth Leadership Chat with Elected Officials
A dialogue with dynamic inspiring leaders including Congressman Ro Khanna, Lateefah Simon (BART), Malia Cohen (Board of Equalization), and Mandela Barnes (Lt. Gov of Wisconsin). Join us as we share inspiring stories, leadership advice, advocacy 101s, and more.
America, US CA
June 15, 2021 2:00 PM
June 15, 2021 3:30 PM

Juneteenth Leadership Chat with Elected Officials

Virtual Event

A dialogue with dynamic inspiring leaders including Congressman Ro Khanna, Lateefah Simon (BART), Malia Cohen (Board of Equalization), and Mandela Barnes (Lt. Gov of Wisconsin). Join us as we share inspiring stories, leadership advice, advocacy 101s, and more.

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Ro Khanna, Malia Cohen, Beija Gonzalez, Regina Wallace-Jones, Joshua Harris
6:30 pm
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8:30 pm
Know Your Rights Workshop & Panel Discussion
Building our “Toolkits” - Knowing our Rights: understanding and leveraging constitutional rights, advocating for yourself and the community via drafting policies and legislation. This is an interactive "Know Your Rights" workshop/training hosted by the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association followed by a panel of amazing community leaders. Topics include knowing your rights as parents, incarcerated people, undocumented Americans, renters, students, the unhoused, and more.
America, US CA
June 15, 2021 6:30 PM
June 15, 2021 8:30 PM

Know Your Rights Workshop & Panel Discussion

Virtual Event

Building our “Toolkits” - Knowing our Rights: understanding and leveraging constitutional rights, advocating for yourself and the community via drafting policies and legislation. This is an interactive "Know Your Rights" workshop/training hosted by the Santa Clara County Black Lawyers Association followed by a panel of amazing community leaders. Topics include knowing your rights as parents, incarcerated people, undocumented Americans, renters, students, the unhoused, and more.

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Aileen Casanave, Adante Pointer, Deborah Moss-West, Shivaun Nurre, Carlos Rosario, David Epps, Troy Benson

Wednesday

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Jun 16

Wellness Wednesday

This event will include an assortment of fitness and mental health modalities delivered virtually, promoting healthy lifestyles.

7:00 am
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8:15 am
Morning Yoga for the Culture with Armani
Have you ever tried Yoga? Are you looking for a Yoga Instructor? Get your Wellness Wednesday started with Yoga for the Culture with Armani Donahue!
America, US CA
June 16, 2021 7:00 AM
June 16, 2021 8:15 AM

Morning Yoga for the Culture with Armani

Virtual Event

Have you ever tried Yoga? Are you looking for a Yoga Instructor? Get your Wellness Wednesday started with Yoga for the Culture with Armani Donahue!

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Armani Donahue
10:30 am
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11:30 am
Therapy Matters: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Glenna
‍Addressing the Stigma surrounding Mental Health, Therapy, and Generational Trauma and finding liberation through therapy.
America, US CA
June 16, 2021 10:30 AM
June 16, 2021 11:30 AM

Therapy Matters: A Fireside Chat with Dr. Glenna

Virtual Event

‍Addressing the Stigma surrounding Mental Health, Therapy, and Generational Trauma and finding liberation through therapy.

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Glenna Anderson, DSW LCSW
7:00 pm
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9:30 pm
Comedy Show with Tahir Moore: Laughing to Recharge and Heal the Soul
Come get your dose of laughter to relieve the stress from the pandemic and celebrate Juneteeth with headliner Tahir Moore!
America, US CA
June 16, 2021 7:00 PM
June 16, 2021 9:30 PM
919 E Duane Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Comedy Show with Tahir Moore: Laughing to Recharge and Heal the Soul

Metro City Restaurant & Bar

Come get your dose of laughter to relieve the stress from the pandemic and celebrate Juneteeth with headliner Tahir Moore!

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Tahir Moore

Thursday

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Jun 17

Juneteenth Happy Hour & Sankofa Open Mic

Come on out to our locally black-owned lounge and Bar, Enso’s, to rock the Mic, express yourself, recharge and reconnect with Live DJ ––DJ Quam, and Guest Host––Prentice Powell  

5:00 pm
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6:30 pm
Juneteenth Happy Hour
A Happy Hour event before the Sankofa Open Mic!
America, US CA
June 17, 2021 5:00 PM
June 17, 2021 6:30 PM
97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Juneteenth Happy Hour

ENSO Night Club

A Happy Hour event before the Sankofa Open Mic!

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6:30 pm
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10:00 pm
Sankofa Open Mic featuring Prentice Powell
Come on out to a local black-owned lounge and bar, ENSO, to rock the Mic, express yourself, and recharge and reconnect with DJ Quam and Guest Host, Prentice Powell.
America, US CA
June 17, 2021 6:30 PM
June 17, 2021 10:00 PM
97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Sankofa Open Mic featuring Prentice Powell

ENSO Night Club

Come on out to a local black-owned lounge and bar, ENSO, to rock the Mic, express yourself, and recharge and reconnect with DJ Quam and Guest Host, Prentice Powell.

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Prentice Powell, DJ Quam, April Wakefield-Spikener

Friday

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Jun 18

Education Before the Celebration

This day will continue the Festival’s tradition of an evening of speakers with inspirational and educational messaging the night before the big event, featuring Morgan Debaun.

9:00 am
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10:30 am
Education Before the Celebration with Morgan DeBaun
This day will continue the Festival’s tradition of speakers with inspirational and educational messaging the day before the big event. Join us virtually to experience this sharing of knowledge! We will have a Fireside Chat with Morgan DeBaun, founder and creator of Blavity and AfroTech! Our discussion will focus on the Power of Taking Risks.
America, US CA
June 18, 2021 9:00 AM
June 18, 2021 10:30 AM

Education Before the Celebration with Morgan DeBaun

Virtual Event

This day will continue the Festival’s tradition of speakers with inspirational and educational messaging the day before the big event. Join us virtually to experience this sharing of knowledge! We will have a Fireside Chat with Morgan DeBaun, founder and creator of Blavity and AfroTech! Our discussion will focus on the Power of Taking Risks.

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Janine Rubenstein, Morgan DeBaun, Adama Iwu

Saturday,

Jun 19th

Juneteenth In The Park Festival

12:00 pm
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7:00 pm
40th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival
America, US CA
June 19, 2021 12:00 PM
June 19, 2021 7:00 PM
www.bayareajuneteenth.org

40th Annual Juneteenth in the Park Festival

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Gate D

12:00PM Festival Opens

12:00PM Local Artists including Khalifa White, Yodele, Venus Love Jones and featuring DJ D Sharp

1:45PM Grand Opening Ceremony

2:50PM The Gospel Hour with performances by Emmanuel Baptist Church & Lena Byrd Miles

3:50PM Gospel Headliner: Le'Andria Johnson

5:30PM Headliner: Ledisi

7:00PM Festival Closes

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Ledisi, Marcus Washington, Le'Andria Johnson, Lena Byrd Miles, Lorianna Gardere
Glenna Anderson, DSW LCSW
Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Author
Armani Donahue
Certified Yoga Instructor
Eva Marcille
Actress, Fashion Model
Le'Andria Johnson
American Gospel Musician & Singer Songwriter
Tahir Moore
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Host
DJ Quam
DJ
Morgan DeBaun
Founder & CEO
DJ DSharp
DJ
Prentice Powell
Poet & Host
Janine Rubenstein
Entertainment Journalist & TV Personality
Marcus Washington
NBC Bay Area, Anchor
Azeez Al-Shaair
#51, Outside Linebacker
Shawneequa Badger
Owner
Tressa Williams
Owner/Agent
Ro Khanna
115th Congress
Malia Cohen
Board of Equalization
Shirley Weber
Secretary of State
Mandela Barnes
Lt. Governor
Lateefa Simon Bart
Tamara Rasberry
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Lena Byrd Miles
Singer/Songwriter
Lorianna Gardere
Grand Opening, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Chris Horton
Initiative Director
Ledisi
Grammy Awarded Vocalist
Regina Wallace-Jones
Former Mayor East Palo Alto
Beija Gonzalez
Board Trustee, Oak Grove School District
Joshua Harris
Baltimore
Aileen Casanave
VP Head of Legal at SingleStore, Inc.
Adante Pointer
Partner and Trial Attorney at Lawyers for The People
Troy Benson
Prosecuter Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
David Epps
Alternate Public Defender at Santa Clara County
Carlos Rosario
Product Counsel Wing (President of SCC Black Lawyers Association)
Deborah Moss-West
Executive Director, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
Shivaun Nurre
Independent Police Auditor of City of San Jose
Adama Iwu
Vice President, Emerging Payment Solutions at Visa
April Wakefield-Spikener
Glenna Anderson, DSW LCSW
Mental Health Therapist, Speaker, Author
Armani Donahue
Certified Yoga Instructor
Eva Marcille
Actress, Fashion Model
Le'Andria Johnson
American Gospel Musician & Singer Songwriter
Tahir Moore
Stand-Up Comedian, Actor, Writer, Host
DJ Quam
DJ
Morgan DeBaun
Founder & CEO
DJ DSharp
DJ
Prentice Powell
Poet & Host
Janine Rubenstein
Entertainment Journalist & TV Personality
Marcus Washington
NBC Bay Area, Anchor
Azeez Al-Shaair
#51, Outside Linebacker
Shawneequa Badger
Owner
Tressa Williams
Owner/Agent
Ro Khanna
115th Congress
Malia Cohen
Board of Equalization
Shirley Weber
Secretary of State
Mandela Barnes
Lt. Governor
Lateefa Simon Bart
Tamara Rasberry
Assistant Deputy Secretary of State
Lena Byrd Miles
Singer/Songwriter
Lorianna Gardere
Grand Opening, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Chris Horton
Initiative Director
Ledisi
Grammy Awarded Vocalist
Regina Wallace-Jones
Former Mayor East Palo Alto
Beija Gonzalez
Board Trustee, Oak Grove School District
Joshua Harris
Baltimore
Aileen Casanave
VP Head of Legal at SingleStore, Inc.
Adante Pointer
Partner and Trial Attorney at Lawyers for The People
Troy Benson
Prosecuter Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
David Epps
Alternate Public Defender at Santa Clara County
Carlos Rosario
Product Counsel Wing (President of SCC Black Lawyers Association)
Deborah Moss-West
Executive Director, Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center
Shivaun Nurre
Independent Police Auditor of City of San Jose
Adama Iwu
Vice President, Emerging Payment Solutions at Visa
April Wakefield-Spikener

Objectives

The festival seeks to do the following:
  • Demonstrate the strength of a united African American community.
  • Support and display the creativity of African American artists, entertainers, and entrepreneurs.
  • Educate the African American community and the community at large about the significant contributions made by African Americans in this county and country.
  • Promote African American culture through food and the arts.
  • Seek to provide Free COVID-19 Testing, Information, and Vaccine Access to anyone who enters the park.
  • Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration, and the milestone of becoming the first county to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday

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Sponsors

Sponsor Options:

  • Presenting $20,000+

  • Bronze $5,000+

  • Gold $15,000+

  • Freedom $2,500+

  • Silver $10,000+

  • General $500-$2,499

Become A Sponsor!

Vendors

Vendor Options:

  • Featured - $150

  • Business/Arts & Crafts - $75

  • Food - $125

  • Info & Resource - $50

Vendor Spots are now Full!

Souvenir Journal

Souvenir Booklet Ad Space:

  • Full Page —  $250

  • Eighth Page —  $40

  • Half Page — $125

  • Business Card —  $25

  • Quarter Page — $75

  • Individual Name — $5

Get Souvenir Ad Space!

Performers

Application Details:

We're now accepting performer applications for the 2021 Juneteenth in the Festival.
The deadline for submission is May 31, 2021.

A member of the Entertainment Committee will contact you within 2-4 business days.

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Find us at the office

304 N. 6th Street
San Jose, CA
95112

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P: (408) 292-3157
F: (408) 292-3276

The Juneteenth event location is:

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Santa Clara County Fairgrounds - Gate D
2542 Monterey Rd, San Jose, CA 95111

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COVID Requirements

Attendees REQUIRED to get Covid-19 rapid testing to enterpark grounds