La Mesa Juneteenth and friends

A celebration of life, liberty and community!

Join US!

 

Join us for the La Mesa Juneteenth and Friends 2022 celebration, located at MacArthur park, La Mesa, California, on Sunday, June 19th, 2022!

Save the date!

Sunday, June 19th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Everyone is invited to celebrate!

Family fun Activities:

This event will include food, music, history, entertainment including the MLK Choir, step show dance groups, bounce house with slide, crafts, and family fun.

Food!

Vendors will be serving all kinds of delicious food!

 

Entertainment!

There will be entertainment and fun galore!

 

Fun for kids!

Bounce with slide, games and crafts for the kids.

 

Vendors!

There will be cool items being sold by local vendors!

 

NEW TRADITIONS AND OLD COME TOGETHER IN THE HEART OF LA MESA!

View our ever growing list of supporters and sponsors

Would you like to Volunteer? Click Here!

Would you like to Make a donation? Click Here!

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Our Mission

Our purpose for holding the La Mesa Juneteenth and Friends 2022 celebration is to bring our community together. To help strengthen our community by raising awareness of the Juneteenth jubilee and sharing the important historical significance. We want to provide a family orientated celebration with participation from our local businesses, educators, writers, churches, city leaders, and performers in the La Mesa and surrounding areas. All are welcome to join us.

Support this Inaugural Event!

This La Mesa Juneteenth and Friends celebration is a grassroots community effort to bring the rich heritage, culture, and fun of a Juneteenth Jubilee to La Mesa, East County and the wider San Diego region. It cannot be done without enthusiastic community members. If you would like to be part of founding this inaugural Juneteenth event, please consider volunteering your time or treasure to make this a celebration to remember!
Want to Volunteer?
Email us at lamesajuneteenthandfriends@gmail.com
Want to Donate? Donate HERE

 

HISTORY

Directed by Lincoln, federal troops were sent to spread the word that enslaved black people were Americans under the law. 156 years ago on June 19, 1865 (2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation) they finally reached Texas and all Americans became free from slavery. Black Americans celebrated the date, also known as Emancipation Day, and the jubilee has continued to this day, which is now a recognized federal holiday.
Today the holiday is about the celebration of Black culture, history and life, bringing people together to honor all those who came before us and fought for the rights and privileges we hold today.

Juneteenth Flag history

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(All are welcome whether you register or not.)

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