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    How to celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Austin

    30 days ago

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    Juneteenth (aka Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, or Emancipation Day) is just around the corner on Wednesday, June 19.

    The holiday observes the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation — two and a half years after it was passed — and officially became a federal holiday in June 2021.

    There will be plenty of ways to celebrate, but here are a few to consider.

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    The center of the Texas African American History Memorial at the Texas State Capitol depicts Juneteenth in Texas when African Americans gained freedom.

    Photo by @imdxtryu

    2024 Historical Juneteenth Parade and Festival | Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | Multiple locations, Austin | Free | Kick off Juneteenth celebrations with a parade — check out the parade route to follow along.

    Freedom Fest 2024 | Saturday, June 15 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Turner Roberts Recreation Center, 7201 Colony Loop Dr., Austin | Free | There’s something for everyone at this community gathering, including a comedy show, performances from local musicians, children’s activities, free food, and panels.

    Community Juneteenth | Saturday, June 15 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Austin Public Library Carver Branch, 1161 Angelina St., Austin | Free | Enjoy performances from dancers + drummers, a puppet show, vendors, and an art gallery at this annual tradition.


    Black Makers Market: Juneteenth Celebration | Saturday, June 15 | 12-6 p.m. | Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin | Cost of purchase | Discover and support 50+ vendors, live music from a DJ, photo ops, and snacks for purchase.

    Juneteenth Jubilee | Friday, June 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m | 800 Lavaca St., Austin | Free | Join this celebration of freedom with food vendors, games, live music, and informational booths.

    The Neill-Cochran House Museum Juneteenth Celebration | Saturday, June 22 | 12-5 p.m. | Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St., Austin | Free | See the opening of “ A Juneteenth Rodeo ,” enjoy the home’s new facilities, and eat lunch with the community.

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