LIST: Juneteenth celebration events happening in Houston, Galveston this weekend

In this June 19, 2020, photo, singers perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing," dubbed as the Black national anthem, in Lincoln, Neb., during a Juneteenth rally. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
In this June 19, 2020, photo, singers perform "Lift Every Voice and Sing," dubbed as the Black national anthem, in Lincoln, Neb., during a Juneteenth rally. Juneteenth is the holiday celebrating the day in 1865 that enslaved black people in Galveston, Texas, learned they had been freed from bondage, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates the enforced end of slavery in Galveston on June 19, 1865.

The holiday celebrates freeing the last enslaved people in America.

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Here are several Juneteenth celebration events happing around Houston:

Juneteenth Weekend Fun

Organizer: The Heritage Society

When: Thursday, June 17 - Saturday, June 19

Where: The Heritage Society – 1100 Bagby St., Houston

Details: Free tours of the Jack Yates House and the Fourth Ward Cottage located in Sam Houston Park. To RSVP, email info@heritagesociety.org. For more information, click here.

Juneteenth Weekend Celebration Concert

Organizer: Baytown Parks and Recreation

When: 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Bicentennial Park – 1001 Market St., Baytown

Details: Click here for more information.

Dedication of Juneteenth Legacy Project’s “Absolute Equality”

Organizer: Juneteenth Legacy Project

When: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Old Galveston Square Building – 2211 The Strand, Galveston

Details: The Juneteenth Legacy Project will dedicate its public art installation, “Absolute Equality” during a public ceremony featuring a host of special guests important to the initiative. Click here for more information.

Juneteenth Proclamation for Justice

Organizer: The Society of Justice & Equality for the people of Sugar Land

When: 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Bullhead Camp Cemetery – 12300 University Blvd., Sugar Land

Details: News conference plus a tribute to the Sugar Land 95. RSVP by June 16 to sojesjustice@gmail.com.

Juneteenth Black Art Exhibit

Organizer: Primary Paint Party

When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Prime Art Gallery – 11002 Westheimer Road, Houston

Details: Click here to reserve your FREE tickets.

Juneteenth Celebration

Organizer: BLCK Market

When: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum – 3816 Caroline St., Houston

Details: Click here to purchase tickets. Children 12 years and younger are free to attend.

Concert In The Park: Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration

Organizer: Missouri City Juneteenth Celebration Foundation

When: 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Hunters Glen Park – 1340 Independence Blvd., Missouri City

Details: Click here for more information.

A Gulf Coast Juneteenth: Featuring Bobby Rush

Organizer: Miller Outdoor Theater

When: 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Miller Outdoor Theater – 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston

Details: Tickets will be available online starting June 12 at 9 a.m.

Juneteenth Black Arts Market Art & Celebration

Organizer: Cultural Arts District

When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Historic DeLuxe Theater - 3303 Lyons Avenue

Details: This family-friendly event is free to the public.

Juneteenth Parade in Galveston

When: 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19

Where: Begins at 26th and Ball and travel west on Ball to 41st Street ending at Wright Cuney Park

Details: The family-friendly celebration will feature a parade followed by a picnic.


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