Celebrate the 150th Juneteenth in Houston and Galveston

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Discover everything you need to know about the Houston and Galveston celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth and the 152nd anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with our handy guide to 2015 Juneteenth celebrations in Houston.

Juneteenth marks June 19, 1865, the date that the news of the Emancipation Proclamation first reached Texas and was read aloud in Galveston, two years after it had become U.S. law.

We pulled together some key events this weekend in both Houston and Galveston and added in a few extras.

Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 

Saturday, June 20, 2015

  • Houston’s Juneteenth Parade | FREE – The Bayou City’s original Juneteenth parade travels from Texas Southern University Gym to Project Row Houses and features floats, western wagons, trail riders and marching bands from Houston area high schools and colleges. 10am.
  • Juneteenth Fest at Emancipation Park and Project Row Houses | FREE – Saturday festivities continue at Project Row Houses with a celebration of food, vendors, entertainment and exhibits. 10am to 7pm Saturday.
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