Juneteenth SB

The City of Goleta is a proud sponsor of Juneteenth Santa Barbara and will issue a proclamation at its June 6, 2023, City Council meeting proclaiming June 19 as “Juneteenth Day in the City of Goleta.” This event, now in its sixth year, centers around a free, family-friendly, community block party that will be held in in the 200 block of Grey Ave. in the Funk Zone on Sunday, June 18, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

With a theme of “Nourishing The People,” the free community block party will honor the cultural connection of Black/African-American culture, food, and the ancestral ties to our community.

Enjoy live local music, dancing, poetry, spoken word, artist exhibitions, storytelling, soul food, and the first annual community cookoff. There will also be the Black Artisan Market, which includes Black-led community organizations showcasing their work and goods at their own booths. A video promo of the event is available here: https://youtu.be/IiYyySZkaXQ.

Year-round, Juneteenth Santa Barbara utilizes its platform to uplift all Black/African American-led/serving organizations and plays a key role in coordinating Black History Month events and monthly Santa Barbara County Black Leaders Meetings.

For more information on Juneteenth SB, click here.