Welcome to #BayAreaJuneteenth2017
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. From its Galveston, Texas origin in 1865, the observance of June 19th as the African American Emancipation Day has spread across the United States and beyond. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. It is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics and family gatherings. It is a time for reflection and rejoicing. It is a time for assessment, self-improvement and for planning the future. Its growing popularity signifies a level of maturity and dignity in America long over due. In cities across the country, people of all races, nationalities and religions are joining hands to truthfully acknowledge a period in our history that shaped and continues to influence our society today. Sensitized to the conditions and experiences of others, only then can we make significant and lasting improvements in our society.
This is the African American Community Service Agency's 36th year producing the Juneteenth in the Park Festival in San Jose with the partnership of our fiscal agency, Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency. Over the 35 years, the San Jose Juneteenth has an average over 10,000 people and entertainment has ranged from artist like Case, Jaguar Wright, Jon B., Reuben Studdard to groups like the Drifters with a wide range of local artists from Rap/Hip Hop to R&B, Gospel and Jazz. A wide variety of food, art work, retailers, community services and local business has always been a major drawing card for the event. Our festivals has always embrace educating the community on a diversity of information ranging from health to educational and financial wealth. We are a family-oriented festival with a variety of activities suitable for all ages.
Championing Cultural Diversity & Engaging Employees
Diversity in Silicon Valley Start with Giving
Become a Corporate Sponsor
We want to tell your brand’s story through our Juneteenth Celebration. Openess to supporting cultural events like these help engage employees, demonstrate a willingness to invest in diverse initiatives, and attract candidates who share a close affinity toward activism and multicultural work environments.Download Sponsorship Booklet
Learning More and Connecting with Others
Education Before the Celebration
Before Juneteenth Weekend, our community hosts a whole week of events leading up to the celebration. The events focus on networking, history, and community service to help strengthen our communiyt and better familiarize our corporate leaders with out community leaders.Download Sponsorship Booklet
Market Your Products & Services
Connect with Our Juneteenth Audience
Marketing within the Juneteenth Souvenier Booklet is an easy, affordable way to engage with the larger Black community in San Jose while introducing them to your service and or product. Connect with our team on purchasing add space in this year's Souvenier Booklet.Download Souvenier Booklet
Expose Your Business to the Greater Black Community
Juneteenth Vendor Opportunities
Support minority businesses is a core focus of the festival. Your business will be exposed to more people from the Black community than ever before by participating in Juneteenth. Connect with our team and let us help your business increase its sales and find new customers.Download Vendor Booklet