Folsom Juneteenth Festival at Black Miners Bar

Steve Hilton
(916) 988-0205 

Tracie Stafford
(916) 995-4435

A FREE Family-Friendly Event Celebrating Freedom, African American Liberation and Unity

FOLSOM, Calif.— California State Parks and Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma (FOLFAN) invite the public to the Folsom Juneteenth Festival on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the picturesque lakeside beach of historic Black Miners Bar.

Juneteenth Day of Observance commemorates the date of June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, when the last of the African American enslaved received news of their liberation.

Today, Juneteenth stands as a celebration of African American freedom as well as a triumph of the human spirit over oppression. It's a day to reflect on the trials endured, celebrate the remarkable progress made, and renew and continue our collective commitment to creating a more just society for all. The Juneteenth Festival offers a unique platform to honor this powerful lineage while fostering unity, understanding, and hope for a harmonious tomorrow. Festivities include the inaugural ‘BMB Concert’ with Grammy Award-winning R&B group, Club Nouveau, a kid's zone, a petting zoo, shopping, mouthwatering cuisine, dancing, horseback riding, and more.

The Juneteenth Festival at Black Miners Bar is a not-for-profit community effort produced by California State Parks, FOLFAN (501c3), Stafford Consulting Group, LLC and a growing number of organizations and community members including the City of Folsom, SEIU 2015, County Supervisor, Sue Frost, SEIU United Health Care Workers, Oak Park Brewery, Visit Folsom, The California Black Chamber of Commerce, KDEE 97.5, Intel and Folsom Lake College.

Interested in becoming a vendor, sponsor or volunteer? Please visit, call (916) 572-3533, or email for more information.

Please note that, while the Juneteenth Festival is free, vehicles are subject to a $10 day-use fee to enter the state park.

Juneteenth at Black Miners Bar in 2023. Photos from Juneteenth Committee.

Juneteenth at Black Miners Bar in 2023. Photos from Juneteenth Committee.

About Friends of Lakes Folsom & Natoma (FOLFAN) is the cooperating association for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Formed in 2009, FOLFAN's mission is “enhancing education and recreation opportunities for the public and protecting the wonders and resources of Lakes Folsom and Natoma,” also known as the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Learn more at


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