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.
The Official Juneteenth Kick-off, Celebrating 40 Years of Honoring and Uplifting Juneteenth.
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.
Continue our mission of lifting up Black businesses with an event at Nirvana Soul, the first Black women-owned coffee shop in San Jose.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This event will include an assortment of fitness and mental health modalities delivered virtually, promoting healthy lifestyles.
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!
Addressing the Stigma surrounding Mental Health, Therapy, and Generational Trauma and finding liberation through therapy.
Come get your dose of laughter to relieve the stress from the pandemic and celebrate Juneteeth with headliner Tahir Moore!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Featured - $150
Business/Arts & Crafts - $75
Food - $125
Info & Resource - $50
Souvenir Booklet Ad Space:
Full Page — $250
Eighth Page — $40
Half Page — $125
Business Card — $25
Quarter Page — $75
Individual Name — $5
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.