Live music, kids activities, cuisine and more to take place throughout the day

California State Parks and Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma invite the public to the Folsom Juneteenth Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 22, on the picturesque lakeside beach of historic Black Miners Bar in Folsom.

Juneteenth Day of Observance commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, when the last of the African American enslaved received news of their liberation. 


Today, Juneteenth stands as a celebration of African American freedom as well as a triumph of the human spirit over oppression. It’s a day to reflect on the trials endured, celebrate the remarkable progress made and renew and continue our collective commitment to creating a more just society for all. The Juneteenth Festival offers a unique platform to honor this powerful lineage while fostering unity, understanding and hope for a harmonious tomorrow.

Festivities include the inaugural BMB Concert with Grammy Award-winning R&B group Club Nouveau, a kids’ zone, a petting zoo, shopping, mouthwatering cuisine, dancing, horseback riding and more.  Officials are expecting over 2000 people this year as well has a sold-out roster of vendors.


For more information visit, call (916) 572-3533 or email

Please note that while the Juneteenth Festival is free, vehicles are subject to a $10 day-use fee to enter the state park.