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Juneteenth: A Freedom Celebration

Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024
Time: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Williamson Ranch Park

Celebrate this Juneteenth with the City of Antioch! This year marks the third annual city sponsored Juneteenth Celebration, where we come together as a city to honor freedom, culture, and community. Join us for a day of reflection that showcases the richness of African American heritage as we embrace the vibrancy and resiliency of Black culture. This event features live performances, music, food, activities for kids and adults, and so much more!

What is Juneteenth?
Short for June Nineteenth, Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the 1865 emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States– marking the day when federal troops arrived in Galvenston, Texas to take control of the state and ensure the freedom of all remaining enslaved people. Texas became the first U.S. state to celebrate Juneteenth in 1979. Officially becoming a U.S. federal holiday in June of 2021, the City of Antioch is proud to present our third annual Juneteenth Celebration taking place on Sunday, June 16, 2024.

Event Map

Celebration Site

Williamson Ranch Park, Antioch, CA 94531

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Driving Directions

Heading Southeast on Lone Tree Way from HWY-4 Lone Tree Way & A Street Exit
1. Make a right onto Lone Tree Way.
2. Continue straight down Lone Tree Way.
3. Turn right onto Indian Hills Dr.
4. Make a left turn onto Williamson Ranch Dr.
5. Destination is ahead on your left.

Heading South on Hillcrest Ave from HWY-4 Hillcrest Ave Exit
1. Stay straight down Hillcrest Ave.
2. Continue straight onto Deer Valley Rd.
3. Make a left turn onto Lone Tree Way.
4. Turn right onto Indian Hills Dr.
5. Make a left turn onto Williamson Ranch Dr.
6. Destination is ahead on your left.


1. Stay straight down Hillcrest Ave.
2. Make a left turn at Hillcrest Ave and Deer Valley Rd to continue on Hillcrest Ave.
3. Continue straight on Hillcrest Ave.
4. Once reaching Hillcrest Ave and Lone Tree Way, destination is ahead on your right.

Heading West on Lone Tree Way from HWY-4 Lone Tee Way Exit
1. Turn right onto Lone Tree Way.
2. Make a left turn onto Hillcrest Ave.
3. Turn onto Williamson Ranch Dr.
4. Destination is on your right.


Live Performances

Ariel Marin Band

ariel marin band

Performance Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm


Also known as Sade of the Bay, the Ariel Marin Band is an award-winning multi-genre band featuring 5-octave powerhouse Ariel Marin and multi-platinum (MC Hammer) producer James “Jae-E” Earley. They play it all from Fleetwood Mac to Motown, Sade to 80’s hits, Journey to Lynyrd Skynrd, and your favorite classics! Funk, Rock, Pop, Folk, Country, R&B, Motown, Soul, they do it all. They are known for their incredible SADE tribute concert, popular Sha’Motown epic Motown tribute, and Funkin’ Fantastic Shows! Get your dancing shoes on and get ready for an INCREDIBLE time! Download Ariel Marin’s original music on all platforms @arielmarinmusic.

Check out her brand new SMASH HIT dance video “Supa Supa”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfufzEgX0ac

nzuri soul

Nzuri Soul
Performance Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm

Born in Texas, raised in the Bay Area, Nzuri Soul is a Country loving, R&B/Soul-Rock singer based in California who has made a name for herself over the course of her ten-year career in the music industry with her powerful vocals, songwriting, and entertaining stage presence. She has released three full albums as well as a holiday album. Nzuri Soul is no stranger to performing at iconic California venues like Oakland’s Fox Theatre, House of Blues (Los Angeles, New Orleans & Las Vegas), The Fenix Club, The Empress Theater, Journey Theatre Vacaville, Downtown Theatre Fairfield, Marina Lounge, and Vino Winery just to name a few. In the last few years Nzuri Soul and her band have had several sold out tribute shows at Yoshi’s Oakland to Aaliyah, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin and Gladys Knight.

Nzuri Soul and her band have been awarded NCEMA “R&B Band of the Year” 2018 & 2019, “Entertainer of the Year” 2019 & 2020 BMA “R&B Female Singer of the Year” and “Best Female Live Performer.” Nzuri Soul and her band are known for bringing a tight knit, all in dance party and her shows are always dedicated to the fans that have kept her career a success.

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The Curtis Family C-Notes
Performance Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

“The Curtis Family, known professionally as, The Curtis Family C-Notes, play a slew of genres, with a strong foundation in American Classical music and 60s-70s inspired San Francisc/Oakland/Bay Area funk. The family band with Mom and Dad and their 5 children, are all multi-instrumentalists, composers, producers, and vocalists; Papa C & Mama C, Zahara, Nile, Isis, Kiki, and Phoenix.”

Read more about the Curtis Family C-Notes when you click here.

Vendor Corner

Vendor Corner

Want to be a tabling vendor for Juneteenth? Complete and return our Community Vendor Application to the Antioch Community Center or via email to recreation@antiochca.gov.

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Activities (A-Z)

  • > Ballistic Swing Ride
  • > Clowning Around Carnival Game
  • > Dominoes Tournament
  • > Father’s Day Card Creation Station
  • > Juneteenth Crafts
  • > Krazy Kans Game
  • > Milk Can Toss Carnival Game
  • > Over/Under Carnival Game
  • > Photobooth
  • > Ring Toss Carnival Game
  • > Rock Climbing Wall
  • > Super Fun 90’ Slide


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