On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved were now free. 155 years later, we celebrate this remarkable event at Juneteenth celebrations across the country. A long-held tradition among African Americans, Juneteenth celebrates culture and is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people.
Juneteenth is a special day for anyone who believes in freedom and equality for all people. Join us for amazing music, delicious soul food, craft booths, kid's activities, and a basketball skills contest. This year's theme is LIBERATION!
JUNETEENTH EVENT CALENDAR
- Sun, Jun 19Santa CruzBlack Surf Santa Cruz is hosting our second annual Liberation Paddle Out event in celebration of Juneteenth at Cowell Beach. The Liberation Paddle Out is a full day celebration in concert with the annual Santa Cruz Juneteenth celebration at the London Nelson Center.