Juneteenth Celebrations in Central Texas

Celebrate Freedom! Social Justice Call to Action!
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Juneteenth began on June 19, 1865. It was close to nine decades after our Nation's founding, and over 2 years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas were told they were free citizens! June 19 officially became "Emancipation Day in Texas" in 1980. It wasn't until last year, Juneteenth was proclaimed a national holiday, June 19, 2021.

Juneteenth 2022! Celebrate Freedom! United Together for Social Justice all over Central Texas.

FREEDOM FEST 2022 / Austin Area Urban League
Thursday, June 16 - Sunday, June 19

Thursday, June 16 Golf Tournament @ Avery Ranch Golf Club ATX @ 8a

Saturday, June 18 Freedom Fest 2022 @ Colony Park 1p-4p
FREE for the whole family featuring BBQ Best in Show competition, sling-shot showcase, kids fun zone, Soul of the City musicians showcase, local food trucks and more!

Sunday, June 19 Young Professionals Brunch / Austin Area Urban League @ 1p-3p. An afternoon of live music, buffet brunch, endless mimosas, and networking in celebration of Juneteenth,

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"Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom"
Sunday, June 19 @ the Hollywood Bowl on CNN @ 7p (CST)
Musical directors: Grammy Award-winning writer Adam Blackstone and The Roots co-founder and Academy® Award-winning filmmaker Questlove. Icons and artists include Yolanda Adams, Anthony Hamilton, Billy Porter, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Earth, Wind & Fire, Jhené Aiko, Killer Mike, Lucky Daye, Mary Mary, Michelle Williams, Mickey Guyton, Robert Glasper, and The Roots. Commemorating the Hollywood Bowl’s 100th anniversary with The Re-Collective Orchestra, a 68-piece all-Black symphony orchestra, marking the first time an all-Black symphony has performed in the Hollywood Bowl. Pre-show coverage starting at 6pm includes CNN anchor Don Lemon highlighting African-American advocates, trailblazers and creators.

2022 Annual Miss Juneteenth Central Texas Pageant
"Raising Queens" / Saturday, June 11
Sterling Events Center 6134 U.S. 290, ATX 78752
Doors 5p / Show starts 6p

2022 Historical Juneteenth Parade & Park Festival
Saturday, June 18
Juneteenth Parade 10a -12p
Parade Route Parade & Volunteer registration
1183 Chestnut Avenue, ATX 78702
Juneteenth Park Festival 12p -10p
Rosewood & Boggy Creek Park / 2300 Rosewood Ave., ATX 78702
Live Entertainment 12p-9:30p / Fireworks 9:30p / Vendors

Soul Food Truck Fest 2022 11a-7p
Huston-Tillotson University / 900 Chicon St, ATX 78702
Featuring 10+ Black-owned food trucks, 30+vendors, live music from local & national artists, a live DJ, family and kids games and more.

Bastrop Juneteenth Celebration Recognition Dinner
Friday, June 17 / 6p-11p
Bastrop Convention & Exhibit @ 1408 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Texas

Juneteenth Celebration @ Buda Amphitheater & City Park
Sunday, June 19 / 12:30p - 10p
204 San Antonio Street, Buda, TX, 78610

Juneteenth Street Dance, Parade & Celebration
Juneteenth Street Dance
Friday, June 10 / 7p-12a
Historic Downtown Elgin at Depot Street 78621
Kicks off in Veterans’ Memorial Park 7p. Street dance 8p-12a
Juneteenth Parade & Celebration Saturday, June 11 / 10a-6p
Grand Parade at 10a from Booker T. Washington Elementary School and parades through Historic Downtown Elgin. After the parade activities at Veterans’ Memorial Park downtown until 6p.

Dialogue for Peace and Progress 2022 – Celebrating Juneteenth
Friday, June 17 / 7p-8:30p
Kyle City Hall @ 100 W Center St, Kyle, TX 78640
Event series joining community members and leaders together for open and honest conversations to raise awareness to facilitate change in Kyle! Streaming online opportunities too!

Lake Travis
2nd Annual Juneteenth Weekend Father's Day BBB Boat Ride
Sunday, June 19 / 5:30p-9:30p
Emerald's Point Marina @ 5971 Hiline Road, ATX 78734

Juneteenth Jubilee
Saturday, June 18 / 4p-8p
City Hall @ 105 N. Brushy St., Leander, TX 78641
In conjunction with Sunset Music Series! Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth history reading, live music, food trucks, petting zoo & more!

Pflugerville 2nd Annual Juneteenth Pfamily Reunion
Presented by Black Pflugerville X Noir Creators Space
Sunday, June 19 / 12p-7p
Wells Point Sports Park @ 800 S Heatherwilde Blvd, Pflugerville, TX 78660
Photo booth, 21+bar & lounge, kids corner, NCS open market & more

Round Rock
14th annual FREE Round Rock Round Rock Juneteenth Festival
Saturday, June 18 / 4:30p - 11:30p
Old Settlers Park @ 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock, TX
Live Music: legendary Hip Hop Duo-Kid 'N Play, International superstar VEDO The Singer, back by popular demand international DJ Jay Shalé and local artists. Health fair, moonwalks, games, specialty food, retail vendors and more! FREE for the entire family. Parking $5!

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