Photos: Juneteeth Festival brings fun, food and music to Berkeley

Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
“Wearing” the Juneteenth Festival on Sunday June 16 in South Berkeley. Photo: Nancy Rubin

The Lorin District once again played host to the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival on Sunday. The event, which celebrates the day that the last former slaves learned of President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, represents the longest running Juneteenth festival in Northern California. Berkeleyside contributing photographer Nancy Rubin was there to document the celebratory day.

Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
There are always lots of activities for kids at the festival. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
The Adeline Corridor has hosted the Juneteenth Festival for decades. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
One of the taller Juneteenth participants. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Children enjoying the music at Berkeley's Juneteenth Festival on June 16. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Children enjoying the music at Berkeley’s Juneteenth Festival on June 16. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival participants. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Berkeley High represents at Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Musician at the Juneteenth Festival on Sunday. Photo: Nancy Rubin
Juneteenth Festival 2019. Photo: Nancy Rubin
A child dances at Berkeley’s 2019 Juneteenth Festival. Photo: Nancy Rubin