Berkeley Juneteenth Festival
The Berkeley Juneteenth Festival is held annually in June in South Berkeley’s 5-block Alcatraz-Adeline Corridor. Family entertainment is the focus of all Berkeley Juneteenth Festivals, and no alcohol and tobacco sponsorships are allowed.
The RD Bonds Main Stage is the “heart” of Juneteenth-in-Berkeley. The music incorporates the best of the African American experience: African drumming, jazz, blues, neo-soul, gospel, rhythm and blues, and reggae. Local talents, like John Handy, Faye Carol and Pharoah Sanders have graced our stage, but the BJF is a vehicle for showcasing “up and coming acts”, providing them with an opportunity to show their talents.
The Lothario Lotho Stage features specialty performances like dance, spoken word, fashion, and community performers.
Health Screenings — Alameda County health agencies offer informational workshops and health screenings.
Two On Two Basketball Tourney provides wholesome, physical competition on event day.
Historical Exhibits include exhibits featuring a collaboration of presenters.
Art for Children programs and for-fun activities which are coordinated by practicing artists.
The Vision Magazine is a BJF souvenir publication sold on Festival day that features highlights about the performers and artists, and stories pertinent to the community.
The Ecology Center’s Climate Action and Farm Fresh Choice Programs will be tabling at the event.
Near Ashby BART Station. Take Ashby BART to the Festival, then walk south on MLK to Adeline and Alcatraz.
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