The 2024 Juneteenth celebration is coming up

In 1865, enslaved African Americans were emancipated in the United States. 1865 'til Infinity is a campaign dedicated to San Francisco's annual celebration of Juneteenth. Events happen annually throughout June, and are a great way to support and celebrate Black-owned businesses and communities in San Francisco.

Since 1865, African Americans will forever be free.

Shop and dine Black-owned businesses across San Francisco

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2024 events to celebrate Juneteenth

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Mr. and Miss Juneteenth and Court

Fri, May 31, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Get ready for a fabulous night celebrating Black excellence at the Mr and Miss Juneteenth Pageant! For ages 5-17.

Register here

Gumbo Social's Bayview Block Party!

Sat, Jun 1, 1:00 - 8:00 PM at 3rd and Thorton Sts.

Gumbo Social is celebrating its first year as a brick-and-mortar restaurant, with a day-long celebration with food vendors and a seafood boil.

RSVP at eventbrite

Grillin' in the 'Mo

Sat, Jun 1, Hamilton Rec Center

A free concert and family BBQ with a kiddie park, great food and more.


26th Annual Family Day

Sun, June 2, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM at Herz Playground

Games, music, food, and a car show! This year's celebration is in honor of Dr. Ruth Jackson and the Jackson family's commitment to serving the Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.

Citywide Juneteenth Parade

Sat, Jun 8, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Learn more about the citywide parade

Black on both sides: Juneteenth at the Bayview Opera House

Sun, June 2, 12:00-4:00PM at 4705 3rd St.

Black art and music at the Ruth

Sun, June 2, 12:00-4:00PM at 4100 3rd St.

People's Garden, Pride on 3rd

Thu, June 6 at 1101 Connecticut St.

My Piece of Peace: Art Workshop & Healing Circle

Sat, June 8 at 5500 3rd St.

Soul of Pride Museum Opening 

Sun, June 9, 4:00 PM at 4705 3rd St.

Pathways: Florence Price Piano Quintet

Fri, June 14, 7:30 PM

Rhodessa: Madea Project performance

Sat, June 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

"City Motion" Visual Album Premiere

Wed, June 19, 7:00 PM

3rd and Palau Staged Reading

Fri, June 21, 6:00-8:00 PM

Soul Unveiled

Sat, June 29,  5:00-9:00 PM

Vegan Hood Chef's "No Weapons Farmed Against Us"

Mayor Breed’s Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration   

Fri, June 14, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM at San Francisco City Hall

Join Mayor Breed at her annual Juneteenth Kickoff! 

SF Black Wall Street Juneteenth Foundation Gala

Fri, June 14, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM at 1 Sansome

Join the second annual SF Black Wall Street Juneteenth Gala for a night of celebration, empowerment, and unity!

RSVP to the Gala

Fillmore Freedom Celebration

Sat, June 15, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Fillmore, from Geary Blvd. to Fulton St.

"Decades Edition" features music from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s+. With a kids zone, vendors and food, a car show, and more live acts. Featuring a "Decades of Fashion Show" by Mario B the Stylist.

Find more information

Father's Day Festival

Sun, June 16, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Gilman Park

From the San Francisco African American Arts and Cultural District, with hip-hop cypher, amusement park rides, live performances, retail vendors, prizes, a car show, and more.


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Shop at In the Black for products, art, and food

Located at 1567 Fillmore Street, In the Black is a shopping experience that features products from 20+ Bay Area, Black-owned businesses. Online shopping and shipping available.



Photos: (L-R) Bayview Makers Kitchen; Foodwise at the Ferry Building, courtesy of In the Black; In the Black retail shop on Fillmore St.

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Partners in the Dream Keeper Initiative

A coalition of organizations and communities bring San Francisco's Juneteenth to life

Why it all happens

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans and celebrates African American culture in recognition of black contributions and progress. 


The name, “Juneteenth,” is in reference to June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers reached Galveston, Texas and announced that the Civil War was over and the enslaved were now free. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, it effectively had zero legal impact since the Confederacy had seceded from the Union. As a result enslaved Blacks remained in bondage 2 years after President Lincoln sign the proclamation.


Learn more about Juneteenth


This page is part of Shop Dine SF, an initiative of the Office of Small Business and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Its aim is to bring attention to the local businesses and neighborhood corridors.

San Francisco's Juneteenth is a collaboration between the Office of Mayor London N. Breed, the Human Rights Commission and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, the Dreamkeeper Initiative, along with numerous organizations, businesses, and individuals.