CARSON, Calif. — Juneteenth celebrations will be held in Manhattan Beach and Castaic Saturday, three days after the federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.

The Juneteenth celebration and concert at Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also include food and vendors.

The Juneteenth Celebration at Val Verde Community Park in Castaic will begin at 11 a.m. and include music and food.

Juneteenth marks the anniversary of Union Army Gen. Gordon Granger reading General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, which began, “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free,” referring to the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Sept. 22, 1862, declaring all slaves free in Confederate territory.

Juneteenth became a federal holiday on June 17, 2021, when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law.