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Galveston Juneteenth Parade on Galveston Island & Picnic at Wright Cuney Park

Saturday, June 19, 2021 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Free

Commemorate Juneteenth in Galveston with the return of the Galveston Juneteenth Parade proceeding down Ball Street from 26th Street to 41st Street and featuring floats, marching bands, performers, and other entertainment.

The event concludes at Wright Cuney Park with a picnic.

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.

Learn more about Galveston Island’s deep connection to the origins of Juneteenth and the long storied history of African Americans on the island.

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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Details

Date:
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Time:
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Galveston Island
Galveston, TX 77551 United States + Google Map
Phone:
(718) 445-3276