Juneteenth occasions: Where to celebrate in Houston, Galveston

We have an inventory of occasions throughout Houston and Galveston the place you and your loved ones can celebrate this historic day.

HOUSTON — The Houston and Galveston areas aren’t any stranger to Juneteenth celebrations and this year might be no totally different.

Several occasions might be going down all through each cities to honor the day slaves in Galveston, Texas have been informed they have been free. This got here two years after former President Abraham Lincoln introduced slavery had ended in the U.S.

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Below is an inventory of occasions throughout Houston and Galveston the place you and your loved ones can celebrate this historic day.

If you need your occasion added to the checklist, electronic mail [email protected] 

Houston-area occasions

Emancipation Park Juneteenth celebration

Location: 3018 Emancipation Avenue 

Date: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19

Time: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. each days

This year mark’s the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Houston’s Juneteenth celebration in Emancipation Park. The two-day occasion will happen on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19.

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It will characteristic live shows with The Isley Brothers, Sheila E, Kool & The Gang and Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly and together with a number of gospel stars. 

Along with the musical lineup, they’ll have a children zone, meals and extra.  

Mayor Turner’s Annual Acres Homes Juneteenth Parade

Location: Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery 

The parade will begin on the Acres Homes Multi-Service Center and journey north on W. Montgomery the west on Dolly Wright earlier than ending at Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church.

Juneteenth Celebration at Children’s Museum Houston  

Location: Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz Street

Children’s Museum of Houston might be celebrating and honoring this historic day with drumming, storytelling, dramatization, interactive actions and a lot extra!

Texas Southern University hosts Juneteenth: The Journey to Freedom 

Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre

An excellent efficiency stuffed with dramatic visuals, dwell music, narrations, and dance that tells the story of African Americans from 1865 to right this moment and their journey to the celebration of freedom. Click here for more details.

Black is Primary Juneteenth Festival

Location: POST Houston, 401 Franklin Street

Black is Primary Juneteenth Festival might be an all-day, all-ages occasion that honors Black heritage via storytelling, cultural performances, artwork, lectures and meals. 

Galveston occasions

Juneteenth Freedom Tours

Location: 2217 Strand Street

Date: Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19

Time: Click here for tour times

“Memory Keepers” or Tour Guides will lead Freedom Walk excursions that supply an immersive expertise that takes guests on the march of freedom to the websites of emancipation the place Major General Gordon Granger learn the historic General Order No. 3.

forty third Annual Juneteenth Proclamation Reading

Location: 2328 Broadway 

Juneteenth Parade and Picnic 

Location: 2601 Avenue H 

This annual historic parade celebrates the legacy of Juneteenth adopted by a picnic at Wright Cuney Park.

Parade Route: Starts at twenty sixth and Avenue H and Ends at forty first and Avenue H Picnic will instantly observe.

Emancipation Celebration at The Grand 1894 Opera House

Location: 2020 Postoffice Street 

The occasion will honor pioneers on the nationwide and native degree who’ve made their mark by combating for freedom, equality, and justice for African Americans. This recognition might be highlighted with awards, and gospel performances from native, regional, and nationwide expertise.

Juneteenth Festival

Location: 2222 Twenty eighth Street 

The 2022 Juneteenth Festival might be held on the Historical grounds of McGuire Dent Recreational Center, identified right this moment as Menard Park 2222-Twenty eighth Street on the Seawall. The occasion will characteristic meals distributors, entrepreneur showcases, the Black Artist Artwalk Exhibition, the first Juneteenth “Making Moves” Youth Basketball Tournament, and dwell leisure.  

Juneteenth Jubilee 

Location: 2100 Strand Street 

Join us to celebrate the birthplace of Juneteenth on the historic floor with music, dwell performances, and historic reenactments. This occasion is totally free and open to the general public.

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