Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston

Juneteenth is this Saturday, June 19. There are lots of events happening around town for you to celebrate Juneteenth in Houston with the whole family this year!

When I was growing up, I thought Juneteenth was only celebrated in Texas. After all, it was Galveston where the holiday was first celebrated. When I went to college up north, I remember asking people about it and they had no idea what the day meant.

If you still don’t know here’s the summary:: After the Civil War, June 19, 1865 was the day that the slaves here in Texas found out that they were free…almost 3 years after they were actually freed. Although Juneteenth was originally celebrated in Texas, it is now celebrated across the United States as the day our journey to freedom began.

Thankfully, this part of Black History is more widely known and more widely celebrated. Here are 5 events going on in the Houston area to help you and your family learn and celebrate this day in {Black} American History.

Where to Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston

Black Market Juneteenth Celebration

3816 Caroline St, Houston 77004

June 19, 2021 1pm- 5pm

$5 for adults, Kids 12 and under are free

A Gulf Coast Celebration featuring Bobby Rush

Miller Outdoor Theater

June 19, 2021 at 8:30 pm

Tickets go on sale at 9 am on June 12

Not feeling outside or big groups yet? Don’t worry you can buy tickets for in person or an online experience!

Juneteenth Weekend Fun at The Heritage Museum

June 17th– June 19th

Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston for a few days! Daily events include tours of the Jack Yates House and the Fourth Ward Cottage located in Sam Houston Park.

Email:: [email protected] for more information

Juneteenth Black Wall Street Fest

Shopping, music, and brunch makes celebrating Juneteenth in Houston fun!

Saturday June 19th from 12- 4pm

The Hilton Rooftop

Juneteenth Family Fun Day

Bienvenue Events 9630 N Sam Houston PKWY E Suite C Humble, TX

12pm -3 pm

Celebrate Juneteenth in Houston with the whole family. The Juneteenth Family Fun Day includes shopping, food, and lots of fun for the kids!

Registration is free!

Where will you and your family be celebrating Juneteenth in Houston this week? 


 

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