Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA
Celebrate the power of diversity in our communities! We are joining the North San Diego County NAACP at this year’s 158th Juneteenth Celebration. The event is free and open to the public!
TrueCare’s Mobile Wellness Unit will be there doing dental screenings at no cost alongside our TrueCare team providing complimentary blood pressure and blood sugar checks, healthy eating tips from our Registered Dietitian, and health care services and program information.
Stop by for a chance to win gift cards to local, Black-owned businesses!
Entertainment at Juneteenth throughout the day will feature professional and local performers, as well as face painting, crafts, and other fun activities for the whole family.
According to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control. As a result, in the westernmost Confederate state of Texas, enslaved people would not be free until much later. Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as “Juneteenth,” by the newly freed people in Texas. Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day, and has long been celebrated in the African American community. The historical legacy of Juneteenth shows the value of never giving up hope in uncertain times.