Palm Springs Juneteenth Celebration

18jun12:00 pm6:00 pmPalm Springs Juneteenth Celebration12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Juneteenth Celebration

Event Details

Juneteenth is a celebration of African Americans freedom. While it was declared a national holiday in 2020, many Americans and Coachella Valley residents do not know the significance of the day. It is the only federal recognition of the tragedy of the enslavement of African peoples in this country. It commemorates the day when a Union general informed residents of Galveston Texas about the Emancipation Proclamation. This was a time of jubilation and black ancestors celebrated with cookouts, reunions, and picnics, a tradition carried on in African American communities over the past 150 years. 

Please come out and enjoy this free event that includes youth games (e.g. camel rides), live entertainment, a deejay, speakers, and food at the James O. Jessie Desert Highlands Center on Saturday, June 18th. There will also be a teen pageant for King and Queen of Juneteenth on June 17th at the Palm Springs Pavillion. It will be a fun-filled weekend to get out and celebrate and support our local African American community


(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


James O Jessie Desert Highland Unity Center

480 Tramview Road . 92262


Free Event