Saturday June 16, 2018. It’s the 66th annual Juneteenth celebration in Georgetown Tx an you’re invited! Festivities include a special program, a DJ, music from The Groovers, vendors with jewelry and specialty items, food vendors, college readiness information, representatives from area nonprofits, and games for youth and adults.
Juneteenth marks the day on June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers landed at Galveston and reported that the Civil War was over and slavery had ended.
The Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves had been in effect since January 1, 1863, but word did not reach Texas for more than two years. Juneteenth was declared an official state holiday in Texas in 1980.
Saturday June 16th
11am to 5pm
The event starts at 11am with a special program until 12:30pm
Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park
445 E. Morrow Street
For More Information
Please contact Paulette Taylor, president of GCCMA, at 512-863-2109.
Hosted by the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association.