Join with community members to celebrate Juneteenth at Southern Woods Park with free entertainment and activities for the whole family. There will be games with prizes, bouncy houses, music, food trucks and more!
Music and performances will be by Reese Da'Prophet Brown & The Eye of Ra, Jerry Owens adn Steve Murray, Mt. Zion Praise Team and Youth Step Dance Group.
Juneteenth, short for "June Nineteenth," is the celebration of the day in 1865 that enslaved Americans in Galveston, Texas finally received word that they were free and officially recognized as citizens. Black Americans began commemorating Juneteenth with celebrations across the country. In 2021, the US government declared Juneteenth an official holiday. Learn more about the history at www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth