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.