Juneteenth: 10 virtual, in-person events happening across the Houston area

HOUSTON – Juneteenth is this Friday, June 19, and Houston-area events commemorate this historic day.

Juneteenth celebrates the freedom of the enslaved in Texas in 1865, two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery nationwide, according to Juneteenth.com.

Throughout Houston, there will be both virtual and in-person events, from Black-owned business markets to solidarity bike rides. KPRC 2 found 10 events around Houston that are scheduled this week to celebrate Juneteenth.

Be sure to let us know in the comments what you’re planning to attend.

Juneteenth Music Soul Live Show

Hosted by: R&R Studios

When: Friday, June 19; 9 p.m.

Where: Virtual

More Info: The free event will take place via Facebook Live. Visit facebook.com/rrstudio84/ for more details.

We are Juneteenth Virtual Campaign

Hosted by: Emancipation Park Conservancy

When: Ongoing until June 19

Where: Virtual

More info: The free event will take place via Facebook Live. Click here for more details

Juneteenth Speaker Event: Protect Your Peace

Hosted by: Houston Community College

When: Tuesday, June 16; 1 p.m.

Where: Virtual

More Info: Registration required. Click here to register.

Black Lives Matter Juneteenth Bike Ride

Hosted by: Black Lives Matter-Houston

When: Saturday, June 19; 7 p.m.

Where: Guadalupe Park

More Info: Masks are highly encouraged, bring lots of water.

Third Ward Black History in the Making Bike Tour

Hosted by: Let’s Do This Houston

When: Saturday, June 20; 11 a.m.

Where: 2301 Elgin, Houston

More info: Attendees must register and sign a waiver before arriving. Tickets range from $12.99 -$37 with T-shirt options available.

Juneteenth Summerwood Unity Walk

Hosted by: Summerwood Central Club House

When: Friday, June 19

Where: Summerwood Central Club House, 14181 Summerwood Lakes Dr., Houston

More info: Event is free to attend. Bring water, masks, gloves and posters.

BLCK MARKET - Juneteenth Celebration

Hosted by: BLCK Market

When: Saturday, June 20; 1 p.m.

Where: Buffalo Soldier National Museum, 3816 Caroline, Houston

More Info: Free tickets available on event page.

Juneteenth in La Marque

Hosted by: City of La Marque

When: Saturday, June 20; 3 p.m.

Where: 1202 1st St., La Marque

More Info: Free event, face coverings are recommended.

The Funnel Bar Juneteenth Pop-up Event

Hosted by: The Funnel Bar

When: Friday, June 19; 2 p.m.

Where: The Funnel Bar, 3420 Rusk, Houston

More Info: Pre-orders strongly recommended. Visit its Facebook page for more details.

Six Lanes Foundation Juneteenth Livestream

Hosted by: Six Lanes

When: Friday, June 19; 1 p.m.

Where: Virtual

More info: Event will livestream at this website.

About the Author:

A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 3, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.