Here's a list of Juneteenth events happening in the Bay Area

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Visit SF's Fillmore District Saturday
The 71st Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival will be held in the Fillmore District on Saturday. It has been hosted in the same community since its inception.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- This year marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth, the holiday that recognizes the first day of freedom for enslaved Africans in Texas and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States as a whole.

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Check out our list below of events across the Bay Area honoring Juneteenth:

June 17

Juneteenth Kickoff Rally - WDBC

San Francisco City Hall

12 p.m.-3 p.m.

You can RSVP here.

Juneteenth Business Awards Gala - SFAACC

Westfield SF Center - Bespoke (4th floor)

5:30 p.m.

Tickets $50-$155 here.

June 18

Monumental Reckoning - Mayor London Breed

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Music Concourse

5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Details here.

Solano County Juneteenth Celebration

Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo.

5-10 p.m. June 18, noon- 8 p.m. June 19-20,

$20-$50. Details here.

June 19

Juneteenth - Black Family Reunion - AAACC

Fulton at Webster and the Fillmore Mini Park in San Francisco

11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

WATCH: Our America: Meet Opal Lee, the grandmother of Juneteenth

In honor of Juneteenth, we're telling stories of what Black freedom means today, from a 94-year-old's quest for a national holiday to the fight for reparations to cultural celebrations. Watch "Our America: Black Freedom."

71st Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival

Fillmore Heritage Center

12p.m. to 5p.m.

Details: here

WATCH: Celebrating Juneteenth: Visit SF's Fillmore District for 71st festival Saturday

The 71st Annual San Francisco Juneteenth Festival will be held in the Fillmore District on Saturday. It has been hosted in the same community since its inception.

Juneteenth at the Waterfront - MegaBlack SF

Embarcadero Ferry Terminal Plaza in San Francisco

8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Details here.

Juneteenth Celebration - Bayview Opera House

Bayview Opera House in San Francisco at

12:30 p.m.

Details here.

Black Creatives & Film Makers - BBB and SFBFF

Mixer at Musiquarium in San Francisco 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

$30. Ticket and details here.

Juneteenth VIP Lawn Party

Laney College Football Field, 900 Fallon St., Oakland.

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tickets $10

Juneteenth: A Day of Recognition, Restoration, and Celebration

Intersection of Masonic and Solano Avenues, Albany

11 a.m.- 6 p.m.

More information here.

Vallejo's 31st annual Juneteenth Festival

Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Vallejo, (behind City Hall at Mare Island Way and Capitol Street) in Vallejo

11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Details here.

WATCH: How people came to celebrate Juneteenth in the United States

Learn more about the history of Juneteenth and what it represents for the descendants of enslaved people and others in the United States.

A Celebration of African Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom

3415 Oakley Road, Antioch.

11:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Free. Details here.

Better Black Juneteenth

June 19, Mosswood Park, Oakland

Noon-7 p.m.

Oakland Lake Merritt Juneteenth Festival

Lake Merritt amphitheatre

Noon-8 p.m.

Free but donations accepted. Details here.

June 20

Bayview Juneteenth - SF Black Wallstreet

San Francisco's Gilman Park

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WATCH: Black hymns: The legacy left by the enslaved honored on Juneteenth and every day

The system of slavery destroyed and separated millions of families. The consequences of escaping to freedom kept many slaves from leaving, so they used hymns and spirituals to mentally escape.

See more stories and videos related to Juneteenth here.