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Galveston Island Juneteenth Festival at Kermit Courville Stadium
Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 2:00 pm to 7:00 pmFree
The Juneteenth Legacy Project and Galveston Island CVB present the Galveston Island Juneteenth Festival next to Kermit Courville Stadium,
This celebration of freedom on the island invites the public to check out food vendors, Black artists, entrepreneurs, and take in live music and other family-friendly activities.
Galveston’s Connection to Juneteenth
Juneteenth originated in the historic beach town on June 19, 1865 when Union Army Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 in Galveston, which announced the freedom of more than 250,000 enslaved Black people in the state of Texas—one of the last groups of slaves to be freed in the United States.
The city is also home to the first historically black secondary school and public library in Texas, is the hometown of World Heavyweight Champ Jack Johnson, and features several historically black churches that were established as firsts for Texas.
How to Get Vaccinated & Safely Lose the Mask
With the CDC’s announcement that most fully vaccinated people can go maskless indoors and out, many Houstonians are safely returning to normal life and activities.
The safest way to enjoy this and many other events around Houston is to get vaccinated from COVID-19 infection. Many vaccination sites across the city are allowing walk-ins, including at NRG Park and all Houston Health Department sites. Find the nearest site, including major pharmacies, by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish.
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