Join in virtually for a day of tributes, education, and entertainment, culminating with fireworks over the water!!
The Juneteenth 400 Celebration at the Port of Los Angeles is a first-ever, one-of-a-kind event to celebrate Juneteenth. Also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, Juneteenth is a holiday commemorating the emancipation of slavery in the United States. The event originated in Galveston, Texas and is celebrated annually throughout the U.S., on the 19th of June or the third Saturday in June. It is commemorated on the anniversary date of the June 19, 1865 announcement by Union Army general Gordon Granger, proclaiming freedom from slavery in Texas. This unique event of national importance not only celebrates history but also paves a path forward for today’s youth. Central to the event is the drive to put more local youth into the maritime and leadership-oriented Los Angeles Maritime Institute TopSail STEM Youth Program.