San Rafael's

Juneteenth in Downtown

Join us as we commemorate Juneteenth, a day of reflection, celebration, and community. Discover the heart of our city as local businesses come together to honor this historic milestone in American history with an array of activities all month long.

Visit the businesses listed below to celebrate Freedom Day, learn, and experience the special activities our Downtown has to offer this month:

  • Art Exhibits: Explore thought-provoking art exhibits showcasing the rich history and culture of the African American community.
  • Live Music: Groove to the rhythms of live music performances at various venues around Downtown.
  • Storytelling Sessions: Listen to captivating stories of resilience, freedom, and hope shared by local storytellers.
  • Culinary Delights: Indulge in special Juneteenth menus and treats offered by our restaurants and cafes.
  • Community Gatherings: Join us for community discussions, film screenings, and educational events highlighting the significance of Juneteenth.
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Downtown San Rafael's Businesses Juneteenth Activities:


Rebound Bookstore - 1611 4th Street - ACTIVIST PHOTO EXHIBIT -“TAKE IT TO THE STREETS!” - Reception June TBD

Copperfields Bookstore - 1200 4th Street - Poetry Readings TBD

CA Film Institute - 1118 4th Street - Film Screenings TBD

Tam Commons - 1300 4th Street - Live Music TBD

Pint Size Lounge - 1615 4th Street - Art Show TBD

The San Rafael Public Library and Friends of the Library - 1100 E Street  - hosting historian John William Templeton, who will discuss the significance of Juneteenth - June 11

San Rafael City Council Meeting - 1400 5th Ave - A proclamation commemorating Juneteenth will be heard at the City Council - June 17

The DEIB Committee is planning a Lunch and Learn on Juneteenth - Date TBD